Real Sociedad and Tottenham are continuing their negotiations for striker Willian José, but Spurs only bid so far has been deemed ‘unacceptable’.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham’s first ‘ridiculous’ offer for the Brazilian was €15m to own 100% of his rights, as he is partly owned by an investment group.
They are pushing the move to Tottenham, with the player himself keen on the move having received a ‘dizzy economic proposal’ from the club that will triple his wages from €2m a year to €6m.
So far there is no agreement in place with Real Sociedad, though, and Mundo Deportivo report that is because Tottenham’s initial bid was deemed too low by the Spanish club.
Spurs have bid €15m but, because La Real only own 70% of José, accepting that fee would see them only pocket €10.5m in profit, and they would naturally like more.
The newspaper explains that until his situation is ‘clarified’ then he will continue to be a Sociedad player and he trained with the club this morning.
The club are ‘unhappy’ with the player and the pressure he put on them last night, when he asked to be removed from the squad to face Espanyol, but they are not going to fine him or anything of that nature at the moment.
The situation is described as ‘difficult to manage’ because José has made it clear he wants the Tottenham move but the current offer ‘cannot be accepted’.
However, there was a summit between president Jokin Aperribay, football director Roberto Olabe and coach Imanol Alguacil last night to discuss the situation and, the ‘forecast’ is that he will leave the club before the end of the month.
Real Sociedad seem convinced that a deal will happen with Tottenham at some point and the ‘intention’ is to find a striker to replace José once he has gone.