Tottenham Hotspur offered a player plus cash deal worth around €30m for Real Sociedad striker, Willian Jose, back in the January transfer window, according to the player’s agent.
Spurs were on the hunt for a Harry Kane replacement at the time, as the England captain had suffered a nasty hamstring injury on the opening day of the new year.
The Lilywhites were heavily linked with a move for the Brazilian forward, Jose, although were unsuccessful in their pursuit of him and any other striker in that window.
Willian Jose has spent the last four seasons at Sociedad, playing 138 games and scoring 54 goals, including nine in 30 appearances this season (Wikipedia).
Jose’s agent, Nick Arcuri, revealed that Tottenham, Man United, Barcelona, and Newcastle were all interested in his client back in January.
Quizzed further on who came closest to signing Jose in an interview with journalist, Jorge Nicola, Arcuri added that Tottenham wanted a player plus cash deal that amounted to €30m, although he did not name the player offered by the Lilywhites.
Arcuri said (Canal do Nicola as translated by Sport Witness): “So I tell everyone, just in this January market, he had, that’s official, alright Jorge? He had Barcelona, he had Tottenham, he had Manchester United, he had Newcastle. Then, just there, again, he speaks for himself.
“Tottenham. They got to offer between… they wanted to offer a player and an amount, so it was about €30m.”
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