Writing on Twitter, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has dropped a Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim surrounding Lille defender Sven Botman – going on to reveal Daniel Levy’s interest back in January.
Botman, who has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool recently (Sunday World), is now at the centre of this Romano claim that Spurs were also eyeing him last month – with the Dutchman previously touted as an ideal heir to Jan Vertonghen (ESPN).
Romano drops Tottenham transfer claim
Transfer rumours for Spurs in January appeared to centre around the likes of Christian Eriksen (Sky Sports) and Nikola Maksimovic (Nicolo Schira), but the Sky Sports transfer guru has now claimed that Tottenham were also interested in Botman.
“Sven Botman will certainly be a key player in the summer transfers market, but there’s still no agreement with any English club as of today,” explained Romano on social media.
“Fake news”, agent Bruinenberg comments. Tottenham and Liverpool were interested in January but he’s never been close to leave Lille.”
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Whether or not they will lodge a summer pursuit for the 6 foot 4 sensation remains to be seen, but Levy and manager Jose Mourinho could certainly use his presence in defence.
Regardless of his fairly young age, Botman has already been touted as a ‘leader‘ by Lille boss Christophe Galtier and has been likened physically to star Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk through the media (Ligue 1).
A past report from Foot Mercato claimed he could leave France for a sum of around €30 million (£26.1m) due to Lille’s financial situation, and a valuation similar to this amount should arguably entice Levy into a potential future deal.
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