Report: Striker loses place in starting eleven after trying to force a move to Spurs

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Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose has reportedly been shunned by the club following his efforts to depart the Spanish outfit during the January transfer window.

Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Jose in January when the club looked to bring in a replacement forward for the injured Harry Kane (The Sun).

Spanish publication Sport reveals that the striker refused to play against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on January 22 when he heard of Tottenham’s interest and attempted to force through a move.

Ultimately a deal for the 28-year-old failed to materialise and he ended up staying at the Anoeta Stadium.

However, the Brazilian has barely had a look in recently, making just one start for Sociedad since the close of the January transfer window (transfermarkt).

Sport claim that it is because of the striker’s behaviour in the light of Tottenham’s interest that he has been shunned from the starting eleven in recent weeks.

It is suggested that the La Liga club will look to sell Jose when the transfer market re-opens in the summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

I wouldn’t be surprised if Tottenham were encouraging Jose to strike in order to bring down his asking price and force through a move. As it happens, the club’s strategy might still work as we might get him for a much lower fee in the summer than was being quoted for him in January.

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