Real Betis have received a €12m offer for striker Loren Moron from an unnamed Premier League side, with Tottenham, Sheffield United and West Ham all known suitors.
That’s what Mundo Deportivo report today, stating the striker will be allowed to leave for significantly less than his €50m release clause this summer.
The newspaper claims that Betis ‘manages several offers’ for their star striker, who was their top scorer with 12 goals in all competitions last season.
A Premier League side has already lodged a bid of €12m but at the moment that ‘does not reach the minimum requirements’ for Betis, who need to make money for a big sale this summer.
Loren has a €50m release clause in his contract, but the club are willing to accept less than half of that, around €18-20m to sanction a departure.
This is backed up by Estadio Deportivo, who explain the clause was put in when he signed a new deal last year, but it was always ‘more of a prize than a shield’.
They put Betis’ demands a little higher, stating they would accept offers of €20m or higher, a price that has been discussed by the club’s leadership when they’ve talked about the striker’s current situation.
And yet it is unclear where the bid has come from, but both newspapers go out of their way to explain how Tottenham, Sheffield United and West Ham have shown interest in the past.
Mundo state that all three clubs have been ‘closely following’ his development since his La Liga debut in 2018.
Estadio go one further in regards to Tottenham, explaining they have ‘pulled strings intensely’ to ‘position themselves’ should the striker become available.
West Ham meanwhile, are said to have followed him for a long time’ – something Sheffield United are also credited with doing – and the striker was even ‘very close’ to moving to London a year ago.
That move never came off, but both newspapers couldn’t be more transparent, if the €12m bid has come from anywhere, it’s probably one those three clubs, who we’re likely to see linked again in the coming days and weeks.