Report: Rumoured Spurs target wants contract until he is 35

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report from Inter Live, rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Jerome Boateng is demanding a three-year contract from interested parties to convince him to sign on the dotted line.

Strengthening at centre-back is rumoured to be one of Tottenham’s priorities during this summer’s transfer window.

Sky Sports reported earlier this week that Spurs have already made enquiries over Boateng, whose contract with the Bundesliga club runs out at the end of the season.

It was previously suggested that the experienced centre-back would be open to a move to the North London club.

However, it looks as though Spurs might have to hand the World Cup winner a substantial contract to convince him to join.

While discussing Inter Milan’s interest in the centre-back, Inter Live revealed that Boateng wants a three-year contract worth €4.5m-a-year (£3.9m), a demand that could prove too high for the Nerazzurri.

Under Daniel Levy’s stewardship, Spurs have hardly ever handed long-term contracts to players over 30 and so it remains to be seen if the club would change their stance for Boateng.

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While it is true that Spurs do not like handing big contracts to players whose values are likely to depreciate, the club find themselves in a difficult financial situation at the moment and could be tempted to take up the option of signing Boateng for free.

However, my gut feeling suggests that we are much less likely to make a move for the German with Mourinho now having departed.

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