As quoted in a football.london Q&A, reliable Tottenham Hotspur reporter Alasdair Gold has made a transfer claim involving France international star Jules Kounde.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Sanchez swap deal?
Over this last week, sensational reports have emerged from out of the woodwork detailing a possible Spurs swap deal for Kounde with defender Davinson Sanchez going the other way.
However, it then emerged that Kounde rejected a move to Spurs, with Gold now providing a fresh update for supporters.
The Latest: Gold makes Kounde claim…
As quoted by football.london, when asked about the rumours involving Kounde, Gold dropped his own update and shared what he knows from within Tottenham.
The journalist backs that Spurs ‘really like’ the France international and also doesn’t dismiss Sevilla being interested in Sanchez – an aspect of the possible deal which could help ‘enormously’.
“Spurs really like Kounde and it helps enormously that Sevilla are understood to be interested in Davinson Sanchez,” he explained (via football.london).
“I understand the player’s first choice would be a move to Real Madrid, but if that does not materialise then Tottenham would come into the picture.
“He’s an interesting target. He’s not the tallest but he does have an incredible spring to his jumps which negates it somewhat.
“He’s also worth a lot of money which is why the Sanchez element could be crucial, if the Colombian would like to move in the opposite direction.”
The Verdict: Sweating on Madrid…
Despite the France international’s priority being Real Madrid, there is arguably some encouragement to take from this update. Gold refuses to rule out Spurs entirely in the race to sign Kounde and says that they could still come back into the picture depending on how Los Galacticos fare.
News of Sevilla’s interest in Sanchez is also a boost, especially given Tottenham’s desire to offload in a sell-to-buy market.
There is little doubt that Kounde would come as a major defensive signing for Spurs given his performance levels, with Spurs pundit Paul Robinson saying he could be the ‘world class’ centre-half who they so ‘desperately’ need (Football Insider). Gold’s update suggests that Tottenham fans can keep their hopes up.
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