Tottenham and Aston Villa fans are gutted to hear the latest news from talkSPORT here in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening.
The reports claim that they are both set to miss out Malaga’s rising star Sergi Darder as the Spaniard prepares to pen a new deal at La Rosaleda.
After making his mark at the Andalusian club, the 20-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to England.
This speculation has been fuelled in recent weeks with Spurs and Villa both sending out scouts to further monitor the midfielder.
He has been a key player for Malaga this season who are currently sat in seventh place behind the heavyweights in La Liga.
It is thought that Paul Lambert is lining up a long-term replacement for Manchester United loanee Tom Cleverley who has already featured six times for the Villains this season.
On the other hand, Mauricio Pochettino was hoping to land the rising star in an attempt to add more energy and creativity to his side.
But now it seems the playmaker is going to commit his future to his current side to end any speculation of him moving elsewhere.
“I’m a bit away from the topic,” Darder said.
“The contract seems to be well. It is a matter of days. I think that they have to fix a couple of things. It is my representatives and the club talking.”
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