With just four days left in the January transfer window, time is running out for Tottenham to find someone capable of filling the hole left by Harry Kane’s injury.
The club have been looking at a couple options, and while names like Islam Slimani have popped up, it’s Real Sociedad’s Willian José who appears to be top of the list.
However, talks for the Brazilian haven’t gone all that well so far despite the fact the player is pushing for it down his end, and the La Liga club are waiting for an adequate offer to arrive before agreeing to a sale.
Cadena Cope cover the situation on Monday, explaining Daniel Levy needs to ‘put his hand in his pocket’ in order for the green light to be given after an initial bid of €22m (other figures are available) was rejected.
The radio station report the offer was considered as a ‘lack of respect’ from Tottenham towards Real Sociedad and the footballer, and they have made it clear they won’t negotiate anything below €30m.
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With the sale of Christian Eriksen to Inter all but done, Cope explain sources close to the operation have told them ‘a new call will be made to the offices of the Reale Arena’ once the cash from the Italian side reaches Spurs’ coffers.
Despite all this, the Spaniards have started looking at who could replace Willian José should he be sold, and names like Real Madrid’s Mariano, Girona’s Cristhian Stuani or even Napoli’s Fernando Llorente are all being considered.
Still, until Tottenham up their offer, no progress will be made, and if the Brazilian ends up staying in San Sebastian beyond the January window, he’ll have a lot of work to do when it comes to regaining the trust of his manager and his teammates.