The Athletic have revealed that Ezri Konsa did not have his head turned despite learning of Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in signing him.
Konsa has been one of the standout centre-backs in the Premier League this season, having formed a formidable partnership with Tyrone Mings at the heart of Aston Villa’s defence.
It was reported back in February that Spurs were eyeing a summer move for the Villa star, having previously explored the option of signing him from Brentford in 2019 when Toby Alderweireld’s £25m release clause in his previous contract became active.
Konsa has previously admitted that he grew up supporting the Lilywhites but any chance that Tottenham had of signing the central defender now appears to be over after he signed a new long-term contract with Villa last week.
The Athletic reveal that Konsa did not allow the speculation linking him with his boyhood club to get to his head and remained focussed on continuing to play well for Villa.
Spurs Web Opinion
Any chance of us signing Konsa was ended by him signing a new contract with Villa as we are not in a position to pay big money for him. The 23-year-old might now look to continue developing at Villa for another year or two before making a big move.
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