Bayer Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario had the chance to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to his representative.
Pedro Aldave was interviewed by TNT Sports this week, and revealed that the 28-year-old could’ve ended up in London in the last transfer window.
He says it would have been a loan move, and the player decided to stay in Germany instead of taking a temporary adventure in the Premier League, where he could end up not playing.
“We had opportunities to go out on loan and he chose to stay,” Pedro Aldave told TNT Sports.
“I think Lucas can be in a top team today. Everything is very relative, many times the players of the top teams reach the end of the championship shattered.
“It’s easier to make the leap from Argentina to a top team, on the other hand, if you already came to Europe it’s more difficult. We had the chance of Tottenham, which is a top club, but to go and watch the games from the stands, it doesn’t work.”
This isn’t the first time Lucas Alario has been linked to Tottenham. Some Spurs fans probably remember that interest from the Premier League side had been reported back in 2016, when the striker was still featuring for River Plate. At that time, the very same Pedro Aldave had already confirmed the chase.
Following several titles for the Argentine side, Alario ended up moving to Bayer Leverkusen in a €24m deal in 2017. He already has 105 appearances for the German side, and scored 41 goals so far.