Dean Jones has claimed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not want to become embroiled in a ‘financial tussle’ for Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.
Kamara is currently set to leave Marseille as a free agent at the end of the season with any hope of an extension to his contract looking slim (Jeunes Footeux).
Goal report that Spurs have joined Manchester United and Southampton in keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, while Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich also remain in the conversation.
While a free transfer is currently the most likely move for Kamara, a signing on bonus and agent fees could make a deal a hefty one for the clubs involved.
As such, Jones believes the competition and inevitable expenses will be enough to put off Spurs chief Levy, who could pull out of the running altogether.
He told GiveMeSport: “This guy is being linked with almost every club in Europe at the moment. So, it’s going to probably come down to a financial tussle.
“And ultimately, Daniel Levy doesn’t usually like to get involved in that because you end up paying over the odds.”
Kamara, who can be deployed in central midfield and defence, has tallied over 150 appearances for Marseille since breaking into the fold in 2016 (Transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
Even though the midfield is slightly congested at Tottenham right now, Kamara would definitely be a welcomed addition given how versatile he is.
The fees will be a bit of an issue given he will be a free agent, but the fact he is so talented means it could be a worthwhile deal to pursue.
But if the expenses are excessive, then Levy will be the first one to sniff that out and hold back on the chase.
Have something to tell us about this article?