Jonathan Calleri’s transfer to Tottenham now seems much less likely than it ever did. As the speculation regarding a move to Spain has been growing, Spurs’ interest in the striker has reportedly disappeared.
According to ESPN, Tottenham indeed made an approach for the 22-year-old in the past few months. However, they never made a bid and didn’t make any further contacts.
As reports in Brazil claim that Sevilla are getting close to a deal, Calleri’s father has confirmed the talks with the Spanish side.
Speaking to ESPN, Guillermo Calleri said: “There’s nothing official. An agent came to me on behalf of Sevilla and talked about the interest”.
West Ham are the other club who were said to be close to the player, but the interest didn’t turn into action. For both London sides, in case they remain keeping an eye on him, they should move soon, because the deal with Sevilla seems almost done.
The striker belongs to Maldonado, an Uruguayan club who are used as an investment fund by the Figer Group. They signed the player from Boca Juniors for €11m in January and immediately sent him on loan to Sao Paulo, where mhe ade his final appearance on Wednesday, when the Brazilian side were knocked out in the Copa Libertadores semifinals.