Journalist claims Spurs’ deal for player is ‘close to dead’

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has claimed that Tottenham are on the verge of abandoning their race for Willian Jose after failing to agree a fee with Real Sociedad for the transfer of the striker.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on adding a centre forward to the squad this window in order to replace the injured Harry Kane and Jose is one of several names linked heavily with a move to Spurs (The Sun).

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reported a few days ago that Spurs were in advanced talks to sign the 28-year-old.

Spanish publication  El Diario Vasco initially reported that Real Sociedad wanted Spurs to pay Jose’s full £60 million release clause but a report from the Telegraph suggested that Spurs were hoping to complete the deal for just £18 million.

Balague now reports that Sociedad are still insisting that Spurs pay the Brazilian’s full release clause while the Lilywhites have only offered €15 million.

Balague claims that the deal is now on the verge of collapsing. He took to social media to post the following:

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Jose’s fantastic hold-up play and aerial prowess makes him an ideal target for us since we seem to be lacking a target man up front. However, there is no way that the Brazilian is worth anywhere near £60 million and so I am not surprised that the club have chosen to walk away from the deal.

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  1. IF we are going to add a striker; it should be Piatek. Between injuries and pointless form-destroying Internationals; Kane is not capable of being a “regular starter”. We need another striker who can fill the gap when Harry is injured or off form. Now is the time to sustain the team and prepare to make way for Parrot.


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