Tottenham Hotspur spent the vast majority of their summer window chasing deals for the likes of Jack Grealish and Anthony Martial, but a recent report from Spain suggests they missed an ideal opportunity to sign a versatile attacker with a phenomenal record.
Indeed, the Spanish media outlet AS published a report yesterday claiming that Sevilla are closing in on a 20 million euro (£18million) deal for the Netherlands international Quincy Promes.
Daniel Levy has established a reputation over the years for being an avid bargain seeker but he seems to have missed a trick by failing to sign Promes.
The versatile winger established himself in Dutch football during the early stages of his career before he completed a transfer to Spartak Moscow in 2014, and he hasn’t looked back since he moved to Russia.
Since moving to the capital Quincy Promes has scored 66 goals and provided 34 assists from just 135 appearances for the club, enjoying success on both wings, as a number ten and as a centre-forward during that time.
It was no secret during the summer that Tottenham were in the market for a versatile attacking player who could support Harry Kane and also slot into the attacking midfield three.
On paper, the lightning quick Quincy Promes fits the description that Pochettino and Levy were looking for and at £18 million he is well within their budget.
But with Sevilla now closing in on a deal for the 26-year-old it appears that Spurs have missed an ideal opportunity in the transfer market which doesn’t come around too often.
It’s a big shame for the club as he appears to possess the attributes of a successful Premier League winger: he is bursting with pace, confident in his ability to take on his opposite number, composed in the penalty area and incredibly versatile.
Perhaps Tottenham were concerned by his lack of experience in one of Europe’s most prestigious leagues but time will tell whether he is able to replicate his eye-catching form in Russia during his reportedly imminent spell in La Liga.
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