The Lowdown: Big Kounde claim emerges…
Reliable reporter Gianluca Di Marzio first broke news that Tottenham had reached an agreement for Kounde, with Sevilla apparently accepting a £25.5 million offer plus Davinson Sanchez in part exchange.
This big news attracted praise from pundits in the media, with Paul Robinson describing it as a potential ‘stroke of genius’ by new managing director Fabio Paratici, all while praising Kounde as the ‘world class’ centre-half who Spurs could so desperately need (Football Insider).
However, it’s not all good news, with some claims also emerging that the player has rejected a move to north London.
The Latest: Moretto relays update…
Writing on Twitter, Moretto has now relayed some news for Tottenham whilst sharing a claim on the player’s stance.
Backing more negative news, the Sky journalist’s update details Kounde has in fact said ‘no’ to Spurs.
“Tottenham and Sevilla reached a TOTAL agreement for Jules Koundé,” he relayed on social media.
“But the player said no, pending other offers.”
The Verdict: Big blow?
Missing out on Kounde this summer, as this report suggests, comes as a blow for Spurs – especially considering a possible Paratici masterstroke was in the works.
Offloading a fringe player in Sanchez and bringing in a really exciting defender, all the while paying just £25.5m, would have been a contender for one of the best transfer deals of the summer window.
Alas, it appears Tottenham look unlikely to complete this sensational swoop as it stands, with Paratici possibly having to turn to other targets like Milan Skriniar and Jannik Vestergaard.
In other news: Spurs chiefs perform Harry Kane U-turn as report shares behind-scenes developments, find out more here.
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