According to Jornal Noticias, a deal in principle has been agreed between Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur over the transfer of club captain Adrien Silva.
Spurs have been linked with the reliable midfielder for a few weeks now and after having a £17 million bid for Silva’s services rejected by Sporting, Tottenham had appeared to cool their interest.
Despite this, following the conclusion of the Confederations Cup in Russia, it was reported that Spurs had made a second bid for the 28 year old, which Jornal Noticias suggests has been accepted.
Reportedly, Spurs were warned Silva would cost some £26 million, however Tottenham’s latest bid apparently included just £21 million in up-front payments, with an extra £4 million figure in add-ons.
Additionally, Jornal Noticias claims Silva has also agreed personal terms with the North-London club, meaning the deal could be tied up within a matter of days.
Personally, I feel as though this transfer would offer us some much needed depth and experience in the most crucial area of the pitch, the midfielder.
Silva and Dembele could really run the show on European nights, not forgetting Wanyama either. That’d save Dier and Winks for domestic matches to find their feet.
But above all else, Silva is a winner. He has the trophy lifting know-how, having recently won the European Championship with Portugal in 2016. Imagine how much our team could learn from Adrien Silva.
I just hope this deal doesn’t mean Dier is being permanently pushed back into defence. But what do you think?
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