Report: Rumoured Spurs target has transfer price slashed to £25m

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According to a report from Il Messaggero, Lazio have now slashed their asking price for rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Joaquin Correa.

Reports emanating from Italy claimed last month that Fabio Paratici was keen on snapping up Correa, who was one Lazio’s most consistent performers under Simone Inzaghi.

The Argentine international was previously thought to be valued at around £34m by the Serie A club.

Correa is considered surplus to requirements by new Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri, with the former Chelsea head coach allegedly looking to cash in on the midfielder and reinvest that money into wide players in order to adopt his favoured 4-3-3.

It then emerged two weeks ago that Tottenham’s interest in the 27-year-old had cooled.

However, if Il Messaggero’s latest update is to be believed, Lazio have now decided to reassess their asking price for Correa as there have been no takers thus far.

The report claims that while Sarri’s men initially wanted €40m (£34m) for the attacking midfielder, they are now ready to accept just €30m (£25.5m).

It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will now re-enter the race for Correa after Lazio’s latest decision.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Given that Dele seems to have adapted well to the attacking midfielder role in Nuno’s 4-3-3, I do not see the club signing another attacking midfielder, particularly considering that Ndombele and Lo Celso are waiting in the wings.

Ndombele’s departure might change things but I am still sceptical about whether any club would be able to meet Tottenham’s valuation of the Frenchman in the two weeks left of the transfer window.

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