Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to secure Champions League football for a second successive season could prove costly in their hunt for a new central defender.
Spanish news outlet ABC Sevilla have claimed that despite Tottenham’s interest in Jules Kounde, they claim that the inability to offer Champions League football could prove to be a major obstable in persuading him to move to North London.
Manchester United and Real Madrid are also both said to be keen on the Sevilla stopper who has caught the eye following his impressive performances in La Liga.
The 22-year-old has a transfer release clause of £69million but is expected to be available for a lesser fee (Guardian).
Alasdair Gold revealed that Spurs are likely to still be in the market for a central defender, even if they do manage to land Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Fabio Paratici has his work cut out to try and convince world class talent to come to the club when we are unable to offer Champions League football or compete with top clubs on the wage front.
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