Fabrizio Romano has explained that Tottenham are waiting to offload some players before securing a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
Tottenham have yet to make a move in this month’s transfer market but have identified Amrabat as a potential incoming before next Monday’s deadline.
The Guardian reported earlier this week that Spurs were ready to bring the Morocco international to North London on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy him for €16 million (£13.4m).
The pursuit of the 25-year-old comes as Spurs are continuing to look for solutions regarding Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso, all of whom have been tipped to leave the club this month (Evening Standard).
Italian transfer guru Romano believes Tottenham’s approach for Amrabat is heavily dependent on which of the trio they can offload, but hints Ndombele could soon complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain to free up space.
He told Last Word On Spurs (7:23): “The other player you mentioned, Sofyan Amrabat, is still a serious possibility for Tottenham. It’s not done, also in this case they [Spurs] are waiting to complete an outgoing, for Tottenham fans it is not easy to hear these words but this is the reality now.
“They are waiting to complete some outgoings. So, Ndombele to Paris Saint-Germain on loan with buy option but they are still in negotiation and it isn’t done yet, so they are still in negotiation for Ndombele.
“Another point, they could be able to complete the Sofyan Amrabat deal but what’s the point? They have their proposal ready, loan with buy option for €16 million but other clubs are now exploring the opportunity because Fiorentina don’t want to arrive on deadline day and maybe face the risk of having Amrabat still in their team.
“They want him to go and so they are exploring on Fiorentina’s side some other possibilities for the player so Tottenham have to be fast.”
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Although there is some time to go until the deadline, it does seem to look like Tottenham are scrambling around a bit. It is the way Spurs operate which is risky, so they have to be wary in case all the pieces don’t fall into place. But things can change very quickly with this market.
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