Former Manchester United winger Luis Nani has revealed how he encouraged Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes to make a step up to the Premier League.

Luis Nani is an international teammate of Bruno Fernandes who has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes has been attracting serious interest from the Premier League duo of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

In a chat with Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Nani narrated how he encouraged Bruno Fernandes to secure a transfer to the Premier League.

He added that the 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon player has the qualities to be a success in the Premier League.

Manchester United were thought to be closing in on a move for Bruno Fernandes until Tottenham Hotspur tried to hijack the transfer in recent days.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is unsurprisingly attracting the interest of clubs in the Premier League after a stellar season which ended with the Portuguese Cup title.

Bruno Fernandes and Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese Cup last season after their penalty shootout win over fierce rivals FC Porto.

At the end of the season, Bruno Fernandes scored 32 goals and also added 18 assists in 53 games for Sporting Lisbon in all competitions.


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