As Brighton & Hove Albion continue with their efforts for the signing of Paraguayan youngster Julio Enciso, we now get conflicting claims of what’s going on in that chase.
Starting with the positive updates, let’s mention that Versus Radio now says that the deal should be concluded between today and tomorrow.
They say Libertad are still working on last details, such as the percentage of a future move, but also make it clear that the striker should sign for the Seagulls for around US$10m (£7.5m).
Then it turns out that nearly at the same time, Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web came up to say that Brighton’s latest attempt to sign Enciso was actually turned down.
The website claims that ‘surprisingly’, Libertad had a negative response to the offer from the Seagulls, which was of US$9.5m plus bonuses and 10% of a future sale.
It’s said the Paraguayan club want a higher percentage of the future sale and the full amount of the transfer without the performance bonuses. With Brighton not agreeing to that, it’s said the deal was ‘blocked’.
The South American media had already been confident about the move this morning, and the update from Versus made total sense. Now with the Italian press coming to slow things down, we better wait and see the next developments.