Jose Mourinho happy that Tottenham Hotspur missed out on Bruno Fernandes
The Portuguese playmaker has hit the ground running at Old Trafford. Yet to lose a game as a United player, Fernandes has notched up 6 goals and 4 assists in 13 games so far. (h/t Transfermarkt)
Now in charge of Spurs, Mourinho could have been managing Fernandes had things turned out otherwise.
The 25-year-old has admitted that Tottenham passed on the chance to sign him prior to his switch to Old Trafford.
Mourinho has dismissed the suggestion that he regrets missing out on the player. The Portugues tactician is extremely happy with his club’s decision to sign Giovani Lo Celso instead.
“I don’t know anything about that, but if that is true, and if Giovani Lo Celso was the player that came to Spurs [instead of Bruno Fernandes], then I would say I wouldn’t change Giovani Lo Celso for any player.”
Lo Celso joined the club on loan before joining them permanently in January. After a tough start, he settled into his groove and is now a key member of the Spurs squad.
Despite his importance, we find a comparison between both the players a no-go. Lo Celso has failed to put up numbers anywhere close to what Fernandes has.
A true behemoth of a signing, Fernandes has reinvigorated the club since his arrival.
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Mourinho is a manager who is very opinionated. It would be foolish to think he would do anything but choose the Argentine over a player who stars for a rival club.
Frankly, losing out on Fernandes is their loss and our gain. We would not swap the midfielder for any other player in the world either.