On Monday, the London Evening Standard has an article saying that Tottenham Hotspur are considering a bid for Braga attacker Rafa Silva.
They claim that £10m should be enough to buy the 23-year-old, as despite the interest from Zenit, Rafa would prefer to play in England.
Portuguese outlet O Jogo has covered the article and stated what they see is the obvious: A £10m Tottenham offer isn’t enough to convince the Braga president Antonio Salvador to sell their star.
Over the past few weeks, Rafa has been mostly linked with a move to FC Porto. According to Diário de Notícias, the deal was done and Braga would get almost €20m, which is his release clause.
The funny thing about the two stories is that both are crediting the same Portuguese journalist, Gonçalo Lopes.
Rafa’s preference to play in England isn’t really a secret. Manchester United, Liverpool, Leicester and Arsenal have all been linked to him this year.
Back in May, we spoke to his agent Antonio Araújo, who told us: “Our client, Rafa Silva, sees with very good eyes the possibility of playing in the Premier League. We are working towards achieving this objective.”
But this deal should cost approaching £17m for Spurs, so if they want him, they need to raise any offer idea to around that amount.