According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have no desire to match Sporting Lisbon’s £26 million evaluation of experienced midfielder Adrien Silva.
On the 16th of June, Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claimed that Sporting Lisbon had informed Tottenham of a £26 million price-tag on the 28 year old, after Spurs had apparently made a formal bid of roughly £17 million.
However, Football.London now claim the opposite, that Spurs never made an official approach for Silva and that there will be no further interest from Tottenham, given the heavy price placed on the Sporting captain.
This is in spite of numerous reports from earlier in the month which suggested that Spurs were attempting to swiftly wrap up a deal for the midfielder before his international duty with Portugal in the Confederations Cup currently underway in Russia.
The article also suggests that Silva’s age is also a cause for doubt for Mauricio Pochettino, as the midfielder is currently 28 years of age, which would make him one of the oldest players in the Tottenham squad, if he signed.
It is already known that Pochettino will attempt to include more and more of the youth set-up in his first team plans over the coming seasons, which means players like Harry Winks, Josh Onomah and possibly Cameron Carter-Vickers will offer more competition for places.
Therefore, it can be understood why a move for Silva would be a possible mistake, given how much we’d need to pay for his services. My only concern is that I agree with what William Gallas had to say last week. We need experience in Europe.
Who would you bring in as experienced legs in the Champions League? Or do you even think we need any?
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