Striker with £64.3m exit clause snubbed Tottenham switch over summer


Date published: Friday 9th October 2020 9:51

Tottenham were reportedly turned down by former attacking target Willian Jose during the summer transfer window.

According to Mundo Deportivo, as cited by football.london, Spurs were among a host of clubs to enquire about the Real Sociedad frontman but were turned down.

The report claims Tottenham, West Brom, Sevilla and Marseille all asked about taking the 28-year-old on loan. That was after the LaLiga outfit revealed they were fielding offers.

However, Sociedad were only keen on an out and out sale and rebuffed any talk of a temporary exit.

The report adds that no firm offer came in for Jose, who was willing to move to north London if Sociedad recieved their asking price.

The Brazilian forward is understood to have a release clause of £64.3million. However, in all likelihood he would likely cost more in the region of £20m.

Spurs were after Jose back in January, after injury had ruled Harry Kane out for three months. But they ended end up bringing in Steven Bergwijn instead.

The attacker has been with Real Sociedad since 2016, making 130 league appearances since and scoring 49 times.

 

But despite that impressive record, the chances of Tottenham moving for Jose again now appear very slim.

Jose Mourinho now has the back-up he has wanted for Kane for more than a year, in the form of Carlos Vinicius.

The Brazilian recently joined on a year-long loan, with an option to buy, from Benfica.

 

Eriksen return mooted

Christian Eriksen is still in the thoughts of Tottenham, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who accepts the news will get Spurs fans “crazy”.

The Denmark midfielder was offloaded to Inter Milan in January 2020 for a fee of around £16.9m.

Eriksen had made it clear he wanted to leaved Spurs the previous summer and after leaving north London he claimed his time in the last few months was “hectic”.

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However, his time at Inter under Antonio Conte has not gone according to plan. He started just eight Serie A games last season, scoring just once.

Apparently the 28-year-old, who is under contract until 2024, remains in the thinking of Spurs officials.

Respected journalist Romano claims Spurs approached Inter about a loan for Eriksen whilst discussions were taking place surrounding Tanguy Ndombele and Milan Skriniar.

This was before Spurs brought home Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer. But the source suggests a prospective deal could be on the cards for next summer. Read more…

 



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