‘I will sell’ – Club president reveals £8.4m price tag for player Spurs allegedly bid for

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Besiktas’ president has revealed he will only sanction a sale for reported Tottenham target Ridvan Yilmaz if the club receives an £8.4 million offer. 

Spurs are allegedly well underway in making plans to improve their squad for next season, with head coach Antonio Conte thought to have requested the addition of at least six new players this summer (Telegraph). 

Of those, another wing-back has reportedly been placed on the agenda, with Conte having been forced to chop and change through the likes of Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and Ryan Sessegnon over the campaign. 

Some reports have indicated that this search has taken Tottenham to the Turkish Super Lig, where they have reportedly made a £6.7 million bid for Besiktas left-back Yilmaz (Turkiye Gazetesi). 

The same report claimed the 20-year-old would be keen to move to Spurs, with the Premier League an ideal destination for his next move. 

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi since confirmed that an offer from an unnamed club arrived for Yilmaz, but insisted he will only sell the player if a bid worth £8.4 million arrives their way. 

He told Toro.it: “Yes it’s true, an official offer has arrived for Ridvan. But we have no intention of accepting it.

“The offer must reach 10 million euros (£8.4m). If someone pays 10 million euros, I will sell Ridvan to Europe. The important thing is to sell Ridvan and then be able to replace him with a new one.”

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Even if that is the price for Yilmaz, it could still be worth pursuing given it is a very modest price tag in today’s transfer market. 

But Spurs should look in this direction if they are sure that one of Reguilon and Sessegnon departs this summer, as that position is currently quite saturated. 

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