Rumour Mill: Spurs See Bid Rejected

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Dom Le Roy

According to InsideFutbol, Tottenham Hotspur have had a formal approach for Sport Lisbon captain Adrien Silva rejected.

Very recently it was reported that Spurs would try to quickly wrap up a deal for the 28 year old midfielder, given that the Sporting star is due to join up with the Portugal squad in Russia for the Confederations Cup this week.

Now it has been revealed that, according to InsideFutbol, Spurs had launched a bid of roughly £17.5 million plus additional bonuses in excess of a further £4.4 million.

But Sporting Lisbon have seemingly rejected Tottenham’s bid and made their demands clear, as reported by Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

Their article suggests that Sporting are looking for a figure close to £26 million, with the £4.4 million add-ons, meaning this could be another £30 million Summer venture for Spurs.

Yet, in 34 appearances in all competitions last season, Silva registered just 5 goals and 3 assists for Sporting Lisbon.

I must say, looking at Silva’s statistics, even as the club’s captain, I don’t know how you could justify that price-tag and this could potentially be an expensive mistake if Spurs try another bid. We all know how well our last £30 million midfielder did.

Similarly, Spurs were under pressure with the ticking clock of deadline day pushing them towards a deal at any cost. With Silva needing to concentrate on his international duty with Portugal very soon, it could be the exact same scenario.

I’d call on Spurs to just let Silva go and play for Portugal and not rush into another transfer deal. I’m not sure I understand the haste, there’s all Summer.

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  1. My initial thought was the same when looking at the stats…But his defensive record is pretty impressive actually. Has more tackles made and more interceptions per 90 minutes than Wanyama or Dembele. So I suppose he would be eyeing Silva as an option in case of Dembeles absence rather than further up the field (without excluding that option if needed)? Silva also looks a good passer of the ball and a positive player going forward. I am sceptical of the price tag though and a bit nervous taking in a player that has played only at ONE club…but then again, he has performed well for his country (Euro champion, no less). So let´s see what happens. We need first class options in midfield as Dembele has been rather prone to injury and first class players are hard to come by cheap…


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