According to Alasdair Gold’s information, Tottenham offered young defender Juan Foyth in a bid to lower the asking price for summer target Milan Skriniar.
It was quite a transfer window for Spurs with the ‘super six’ coming through the door, and chairman Daniel Levy was seriously trying to make it seven according to Football.London.
Would Skriniar have been the perfect seventh signing?
Definitely, would have made it a 10/10 window
No, six was more than enough
Skriniar was reportedly at the top of Jose Mourinho’s defensive wish list and ‘very keen‘ on a Tottenham move, with the club and Inter Milan miles apart in terms of negotiation.
Chief scout Steve Hitchen was sent to Italy in an effort to meet half way over a deal, but the Serie A giants refused to budge on their lofty £45 million asking price.
As a result, talks eventually broke down – with Spurs now having to wait if they wish to do a deal in January.
Gold, writing an in-depth transfer piece for Football.London, has now revealed that Levy attempted to offer current Villarreal loanee Juan Foyth in an effort to lower the costs.
The 6 ft 2 youngster, given an option to sign permanently in La Liga by the end of this season for £13.5 million, could have been on his way to the San Siro for a fee plus swap deal.
Gold claims that Inter were not interested, even despite Foyth’s potential and past praise from ex-Lilywhites fan favourite Mauricio Pochettino.
The ex-Spurs boss called him ‘quality‘ last season, but regardless, the Nerazzurri wanted their £45m.
It remains to be seen whether Levy comes back in two months with a similar offer, but anything is possible in the transfer market, and a swap deal could be a good idea to make a move financially viable.
Spurs fans, would you have liked this deal to happen? Have your say in the comments down below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience