Speaking to Football Insider, an industry source has shed light on Elliot Thorpe and his collapsed eleventh hour move to Hoffenheim from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Thorpe rejects new Spurs deal…
As per FI, the promising Wales Under-21 international rejected the offer of a new contract at Tottenham in order to join a club with a clear pathway to it’s first team.
Indeed, the Lilywhites’ tabled new deal was swiftly knocked back by the 20-year-old but any buying club still had to pay Spurs compensation for his development costs.
Bundesliga giants Hoffenheim were on the verge of taking Thorpe in the summer, with an industry source now revealing how it all fell apart.
The Latest: Source drops revelation…
Speaking to FI, the source has explained exactly why Thorpe’s move to Germany disintegrated at the eleventh hour.
The plug was apparently pulled on the midfielder’s switch to Hoffenheim over Tottenham’s desired six-figure sum of compensation, even despite his contract previously being due to expire at the end of June.
Spurs had apparently protected their backs with the new deal offer as it meant he could not leave for free.
The move was so close to being done that Thorpe even passed a medical at Hoffenheim.
The Verdict: Bizarre twist…
It is always a bizarre twist when moves away collapse so suddenly over an unexpected issue, especially considering a medical had even been passed.
Alas, Thorpe will not have to worry about that aspect of joining a new team as he is now able to join any suitor on a free transfer – with Bristol City and Cardiff City thought to be in a two-horse race to sign the exciting talent.
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