Spurs linked with £13m full-back bid

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There seems to be a trend evolving where every player which Andre Villas-Boas was rumoured to want at Chelsea are now being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

AVB is a big fan of Porto full back Alvaro Pereira and tried to bring him to Chelsea but a fee could not be agreed between both clubs. The 26-year-old was said to be keen to move to Chelsea and they are now back in the market for the full-back.

Pereira is under contract at Porto until 2016 and has a release clause of £25.7million. Spurs and Chelsea are said to want to only do business for around £13million but face stiff opposition from Napoli who are rumoured to be set to offer £12.8million.

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  1. I've never yet come across a player in the Premier League having a release clause in their contracts. If anything, there may be "sell-on" clauses but this "Release Clause" thing only seems to happen outside Britain. I could be wrong – but I don't ever recall hearing or reading about this system in England.

    • Demba Ba is suppose to have Release clause in his contract. but its not normal in england. how ever its the law that they most have it in spain, maybe its the same in portugal. ( this results in stupid high buy out clauses)

  2. WE will never pay that sort of money for a defender or probably any other position on the pitch come to that.. Levy just does not believe you need to spend that sort of money on a player and most of the time i have to say he is right. most big money transfers tend to be a disappointment. So if that is his release amount then he will be staying at Porto

  3. This is just the usual "journalism" of…

    Club get new manager.
    Wikipedia players new manager used to manage.
    Write players name on little bit of paper.
    Put bit of paper into hat.
    Draw players name out of hat.
    Report that new club are going to sign said player.

  4. If this is for competition sake, then I could believe that. Spurs already have a top tier fullback in Assou-Ekotto. However there is no reason to spend upwards of £13m when Spurs have Kyle Naughton, who can function on the left. There are also a few youth players who should be given a chance over spending unnecessarily on a backup left-fullback.

    Best to spend that type of money on other positions.

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