Earlier today, we covered claims from the Chilean media saying Tottenham Hotspur made an offer for the Colo Colo youngster Ivan Morales.
La Cuarta said Spurs tried to sign the striker for a fee of US$3m, but that was turned down by the Santiago side.
An offer from a Premier League club is obviously a big thing for a Chilean youngster, so Morales was soon asked about it.
CDF quizzed him on whether he’s aware of these rumours coming from England, and he’s confirmed he is, despite making clear he’s not the one in charge of talks.
“Yes, that is handled by other people, I focus on what I have to do here. If I have to play here, I’ll be happy, because that’s what I want, but that’s handled by other people,” Morales told CDF.
Meanwhile, Colo Colo have also been speaking to the local press. President Anibal Mosa confirmed that the club rejected a bid for Morales, but claims that it actually came from Spain.
“We had a conversation with Marcelo Espina and his representative. He had a proposal from Spain, but he doesn’t move because he has a clause, a current contract,” he said (via La Tercera).
“Ivan is very happy at Colo Colo. Espina spoke to him and the manager has him in his plans, today he was a starter. We know the quality of the player we have and that’s why there’s that type of clause and conditions. I can’t say the name of the club.”
Tottenham will likely face competition if it’s correct they’ve made an approach, and they could find it difficult convincing the player that such a big move is the most sensible option right now.