According to recent reports coming out of Spain, it was not only Tottenham who failed with a bid for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, but it turns out that Barcelona also suffered the same fate.
Spurs have reportedly been pursuing Jose for the past few weeks but a report in the Evening Standard revealed that the move collapsed on deadline day after Tottenham refused to meet Sociedad’s €30 million asking price.
The 28-year-old reportedly expected to join Spurs and had told his teammates that he was moving to the North London club, but it is suggested that the two clubs failed to come to an agreement.
Sociedad confirmed through an official statement earlier today that the striker will not be sold before the window closes.
El Chiringuito TV (as relayed by Sport Witness) report that Barcelona also made a late a €21 million bid for Jose but it is suggested that Sociedad refused to lower their €30 million valuation, thus forcing the Catalan giants to drop out of the race.
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If there is truth to this report, then it suggests that it wasn’t just Spurs who thought Jose wasn’t worth the reported €30 million but Barcelona also thought the same. It does look like we are going to have to cope for the remainder of the season without an out and out number 9, which makes our job of finishing in the top four a lot harder.
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