The Telegraph have revealed that RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol, who is thought to be on Tottenham’s radar, has a £40m release clause in his contract.
Both Tottenham (Football.London) and Chelsea (Fabrizio Romano) were credited with an interest in Gvardiol during the summer transfer window but the defender ended up staying at RB Leipzig and even signed a contract extension with the Bundesliga club.
Calciomercato.it reported recently that despite both Chelsea and Spurs failing with their efforts to sign the Croat in the summer, both London clubs continue to have an eye on the centre-back.
The report suggested that Gvardiol’s price has shot up to around €60m (£52.1m) after he signed a contract extension.
However, this information has been contradicted by The Telegraph’s latest update, with the publication stating that the centre-back has a release clause of over £40m in the contract that he signed with Leipzig this summer.
The report asserts that Chelsea are keen on snapping up the 20-year-old and could end up activating his release clause.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it is true that Gvardiol has a release clause of around £40m, then Tottenham would surely be interested in a deal for the Leipzig star.
However, I do wonder if Spurs will wait until next summer to strengthen at left centre-back, which would mean that they risk being beaten by Chelsea to the 20-year-old’s signature in January.
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