According to the print edition of Portuguese publication A Bola (as relayed by Sport Witness), clubs interested in rumoured Tottenham target Joao Palhinha would have to pay way over €30m (£25.7m) to sign the midfielder.
The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has impressed during a two-year loan spell at Braga and his reputation has grown even further owing to his impressive performances for Portugal in the European Championships.
Record reported last week that Tottenham were one of the clubs eying a move for the 25-year-old, who was said to be valued at €40m (£34.3m)
However, A Bola have now asserted that while Sporting were ready to consider offers of around €30m not too long ago, they will now demand a much higher fee after Palhinha’s impressive showing at the Euros.
The report also explained that plenty of clubs around the continent are showing interest in the midfielder, with Spurs potentially facing competition from the likes of Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Napoli.
Spurs Web Opinion
I am generally sceptical of players who are bought based on their performances in international tournaments. Palhinha’s price is likely to have been inflated substantially due to his performances at the Euros. However, with Nuno now on board, it would not come as a surprise to see Spurs dipping into the Portuguese market this summer.
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