On Monday afternoon, Paraguayan radio Versus brought an update on Brighton & Hove Albion’s chase for Libertad youngster Julio Enciso, where they said the transfer was close to being done.
It was claimed that the final details were being sorted out by the clubs, and the deal could be concluded between Monday and Tuesday.
Now it turns out that the same outlet managed to have a word with Rubén Di Tore, Libertad’s president, who despite confirming Brighton’s effort to sign the striker, claimed that the transfer is not as imminent as has been said.
According to the official, there are actually more clubs who want the 18-year-old, and the Paraguayan side are still to decide where he’s going.
“There is another team interested in Enciso, they will enter the bid and we will see the best for everyone,” Tores told Versus.
“Brighton’s offer is the closest to reality, but the others are interesting.”
Tore was also claimed there’s no hurry for the transfer to be done, and even with journalists asking him about the end of the January window, he made it clear that Libertad don’t necessarily have to sell him now.
The word in Paraguay is that Brighton could sign Enciso for around US$10m.