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Tottenham Hotspur: AS Roma defender Roger Ibanez attracts Spurs bid as club reject offer

Tottenham Hotspur: AS Roma defender Roger Ibanez attracts Spurs bid as club reject offer - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to an update by Italian radio station Retesport, via Inside Futbol, Tottenham made an official £22.7 million bid to snap up AS Roma defender Roger Ibanez as a potential alternative to Milan Skriniar – but the Serie A giants were unmoved and thus rejected the proposal. 

Ibanez, despite barely featuring for Roma last season, is seen as a promising talent with huge potential – made evident by his cameos for Brazil Under-23s since October 2019.

The 21-year-old, currently valued at around just £7.2 million by Transfermarkt, stands at a lofty 6ft 1 and Roma believe he is worth treble his market valuation – knocking back a £22.7m bid from Spurs as the transfer window deadline day looms.

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As per reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, Tottenham want two more signings even after securing both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in a sensational double swoop nearly a fortnight ago – with Inter Milan colossus Milan Skriniar firmly on the agenda.

In negotiations since last week according to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs and Inter could reach an impasse over his potential fee – with the Lilywhites reportedly unwilling to go beyond £31.8 million and Antonio Conte’s side valuing Skriniar at £45.5 million. 

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As a result, Tottenham could now be in the market for any potential alternatives if an agreement cannot be reached, and Ibanez has recently been at the centre of a Levy enquiry according to Retesport.

However, after their bid was rejected, Spurs may have to look elsewhere – and Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has recently been linked with a potential loan move to north London. 

Spurs fans, will your club sign a centre-back this window? Have your say in the comments down below…


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