Football.London have now reported that Tottenham’s pursuit of Ashley Phillips has not yet collapsed while The Athletic have gone a step further and claimed that Spurs are confident they can get the deal for the Blackburn Rovers starlet over the line.
However, over the last couple of days, reports indicated that the deal was at risk of collapsing after the Championship side increased their asking price (Alan Nixon – Patreon).
Deal still on for Ashley Phillips to Tottenham
Football.London have now reported that despite the deal stalling, the negotiations between Spurs and Blackburn have not completely broken down at the moment.
The report claims that the Ewood Park hierarchy are demanding a ‘hefty amount’ in add-ons, which is now the sticking point between the two clubs.
Meanwhile, The Athletic have offered a more detailed explanation of why the negotiations have hit a roadblock.
They state that Spurs initially thought they had a deal in place for a fee of £3m plus a further £2m in add-ons. However, Blackburn are now allegedly demanding a fee of £5m for Phillips with an additional £4.5m in add-ons.
The publication adds that despite the difference in the two club’s valuations, there is still confidence that a compromise can be reached.
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Given Blackburn’s financial position, Tottenham would know that the Championship club would ideally want to cash in on Phillips.
However, Spurs will certainly be wary of paying over the odds for a player who is still very much a raw talent and not even an established performer in the Championship as of yet.
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