Transfer Updates: Forwards Ins and Outs

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Dom Le Roy

Over the past month, Tottenham have been linked with a number of attacking forwards and wingers. But now, with the Summer transfer window appearing over the horizon line, some of those rumours have developed into a little bit more.

Bruma: Earlier in May, many sports news outlets agreed that Spurs and Galatasaray had all but confirmed a deal for 22 year old Portuguese winger Bruma. According to reports, Spurs had met the Turkish club’s price-tag of £12.6 million.

However, it now seems that Red Bull Leipzig have stolen a march on the young forward, with a £15 million fee agreed between the two clubs. According to recent reports from HITC Sport, the transfer is nearing completion subject to a medical.

Zaha: It is already known that Wilfried Zaha chose to extend his career at Crystal Palace by signing a new contract until 2022, putting off interest from potential suitors. There was however a twist in the tale, as shortly before signing the contract, Palace manager Sam Allardyce dramatically resigned from his position, stunning the London club to it’s core. In the end, Big Sam’s resignation did not deter Zaha from putting pen to paper and renewing his contract with the Eagles.

Janssen: It had very recently been reported that Galatasaray were set to table a £17.4 million bid for Dutchman Vincent Janssen, a tempting offer considering the striker has largely failed to impress in his first season at Spurs. Additionally, if the deal were to be accepted, Spurs would have made a small financial gain on Janssen’s transfer after signing him for exactly £17 million last Summer.

However, a great deal of doubt has been cast over the likelihood of this offer being made now that Bafetimbi Gomis seems all set to leave Swansea for the Turkish side instead. Reports in Turkey ascertain that Gomis’ transfer to Galatasaray will be completed within the next 48 hours, meaning a transfer move for another striker is unlikely. This is probably a good thing, considering most Spurs fans are supportive of Janssen and want to see him given more time to develop his game and adapt to the Premier League.

Sissoko: The attacking Frenchman’s future at Tottenham is in absolutely no doubt following Sissoko’s interview with L’Equipe. It’s been revealed that Pochettino sees no reason to keep Sissoko at the club and Sissoko is desperate for a move back to Ligue 1. In spite of this, no potential destinations have been hinted at as of yet.

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