Bruno Fernandes has revealed Tottenham Hotspur were desperate to sign him before he moved to Manchester United.
Fernandes joined United during the January transfer window from Sporting Lisbon for a reported fee of around £68m. However, the midfielder says Spurs were desperate to secure his services but the north London club was unwilling to meet Lisbon's asking price.
"The first club that was close to signing me was Tottenham," he said on Instagram Live.
"With Pochettino…But I don’t know maybe they thought the amount Sporting wanted was too much so in that moment Sporting decide they don’t want to sell."
"Tottenham came in the summer but Manchester [United] was in January. Maybe Tottenham came again in January but when I knew Manchester was interested I just wanted to talk to Manchester.
"Manchester was my dream team in England so I am happy because I have the chance to go to a team that I always [dreamed about] you know. At that time [last summer] it was Tottenham that was closer to me. There was other teams from France, one team from the Spanish league but for me when I talked the first team was Manchester."
Since joining United, the Portuguese has netted 2 goals while providing 3 assists in five appearances in the Premier League.