Mundo Udinese have suggested that Tottenham Hotspur could go back in for Udinese’s Gerard Deulofeu in the summer after nearly striking a deal to sign the forward during the January transfer window.
Tottenham allowed Bryan Gil to leave on loan in January and strengthened their forward line with the acquisition of Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal.
However, Italian outlets reported during that time that Spurs first explored a deal for Deulofeu and only later turned their attention to Danjuma (TuttoMercatoWeb).
Mundo Udinese have now provided more clarity on the North London club’s pursuit of the former Watford man, asserting that the Premier League side had ‘even closed the deal’ for the player.
However, it is explained that the 28-year-old then picked up an injury which led to the deal collapsing.
The publication adds that another approach for Deulofeu from Antonio Conte’s side ‘cannot be ruled out’ in the summer transfer window.
Mundo Udinese state that the Serie A club will find it ‘difficult’ to turn down an offer from Tottenham, given the attacking options they have at their disposal and the money that they could stand to earn for the Spaniard.
Spurs Web Opinion
There is usually a shortage of top players available during January as most clubs would not want to let their prized assets leave mid-season.
That might be the reason behind Tottenham exploring deals for the likes of Deulofeu.
I would be surprised if Spurs go back in for the Udinese star in the summer when a lot of other options will be on the market.
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