Report: Spurs not prepared to meet club’s £44.7m asking price

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Dom Le Roy

Flamengo have reportedly set their asking price for midfielder Gerson, which appears have ended the prospect of him potentially joining Tottenham Hotpsur.

Brazilian news outlet R7 Esportes have claimed that the former Roma player, who has a current release clause of €70 million (£62.5m) will only be considered for sale if an offer in the region of €50 million (£44.7m) is made. 

Spurs have been linked with Brazilian midfielder over the past week after reports suggested they had made a ‘very low’ bid of around £16million (Goal).

Gerson’s father also confirmed last month that Spurs along with North London rivals Arsenal, were interested in the midfielder (Yahoo Sports).

Jose Mourinho is said to be a fan of the player and Spurs have been tracking him since December, according to Goal.

Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested in bringing the midfielder to the Premier League.

Spurs are likely to keep spending restricted over the summer due to financial implications of COVID-19 and are already reported they are in the market for loans, free agents, or relatively cheap deals. (Evening Standard)

Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be a cheaper option for Spurs with the Saints having said to have set his price tag at £35million with the captain having just one year left on his contract. (Evening Standard)

SpursWeb Opinion

It’s good to see Spurs being constantly linked with the defensive midfielder as that one of our weakest areas. However, £44.7million for Gerson is completely out of our range and should not be worth the risk. 

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