Agent claims Spurs made third attempt to sign player this year

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Dom Le Roy

Pedro Alvade, the agent of Lucas Alario, has claimed that Tottenham made a third attempt to sign his client, the continuation of a saga that dates back to 2016. 

Back in 2016, Alvade claimed that there was interest in Alario from Tottenham and that if they paid his release clause, he would join the North London club. Of course, this did not happen (LPM via Sport Witness).

Fast forward to the summer of 2020, four years later, and the agent once again claimed that Spurs had tried to sign Alario on loan but the move failed to materialise because the striker would not be guaranteed a place in the starting XI (TNT via Sport Witness).

In the most recent update, Alvade has claimed that Tottenham made another attempt to sign Alario in the 2021 January window, but the move again failed to come to fruition (TyC Sports via Estadio Deportivo).

The agent also claimed that Alario now has just one year left on his current contract and, although the club want to renew, the player and his team would like to try a different league.

He said: “The Tottenham thing was to be done, but it was to change the country for six months so as not to play either, to be the fourth striker.

“He decided to stay, but everything is discussed to grow.

“There were other ‘chances’ last market, last year Betis were an option a year ago and Tottenham, six months ago.

“They did not want to give him on loan, because they paid the clause and maintained that they were keeping two forwards.

“We tried to leave and had offers, but then came the pandemic.

“I do not see it well for him to return. For a lot of factors. He has a couple of seasons before going back. From my point of view. This is not the time.

“He’s going to try to go to another league and succeed, because, if he comes back now, two years go by immediately, and then it’s hard to go back to Europe.

“At some point, he’s going to take a leap. He has one year left on his contract and the club want to renew it, but we want to try another league. We have found ways.”

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