Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias today writes about the hard task Sporting have by trying to keep João Palhinha in their squad for one more season.
Even though manager Ruben Amorim has asked the club to keep the player, the Lions know the transfer market is coming strong for him, with several interested clubs.
Tottenham and Wolverhampton Wanderers are two of the sides who’ve been strongly linked, and it’s no different in today’s story.
Jornal de Notícias writes that despite drawing interest from many European countries, it’s the Premier League which is the ‘most attractive’ destination for him, and that’s where Spurs and Wolves show up.
According to the report, Tottenham have watched Palhinha ‘for a long time’ and Wolverhampton ‘want to reinforce their midfield’.
The two clubs are expected to advance with ‘initial offers’ soon.
Sporting’s intention is to demand at least €30m for the transfer. Even though the player it’s protected by a release clause worth €60m, it’s said it’s ‘practically impossible’ that any club triggers it.
Besides Spurs and Wolves, the likes of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have been reported to be in the race as well.