Tottenham have been told they will have to pay €60m if they wish to sign striker Loren Morón from Real Betis this summer.
That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who say the Spanish club have told his suitors that they will need to pay his release clause in full if they wish to lure him away.
Tottenham have been linked to the striker on several occasions this year, with recent reports stating they had ‘assessed’ him ahead of a possible move.
That followed earlier claims he had been ‘tempted’ by a big offer from José Mourinho’s side, who are likely to be on the hunt for backup for Harry Kane this summer.
Betis, though, are not keen to see the striker, who started this year in scintillating form and has 11 goals and three assists in 29 games this season, leave and have put a high asking price on his head.
According to ED, they’ve told intermediaries from the interested clubs, namely Tottenham and Napoli, that they will have to pay his €60m release clause if they wish to sign him.
That, however, may be a negotiating tactic, with the website claiming they will ‘surely have to lower’ that demand in the coming months given the current economic climate.
Morón, for his part, ‘does not intend’ to force an exit but it’s felt he could be Betis’ next big sale to help boost the coffers at the club.
So far there have been no ‘firm’ offers for him, but this latest update and their huge asking price tallies with earlier reports that they wanted a ‘juicy’ price for their man.
Tottenham’s interest is apparent, and it is now down to Daniel Levy to drive down that price, much in the same way he did when negotiating for Giovani Lo Celso from the same club last summer.