Report: Tottenham unwilling to meet £14m price tag of midfield target

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Tottenham Hotspur are hesitant to meet the valuation of Manchester United midfielder James Garner despite being interested in securing his signature, according to The Sun.

Tottenham have already facilitated a midfield overhaul, having brought in Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion for a guaranteed £25million plus an additional £ 10 million in bonuses (Sky Sports).

Spurs loaned Giovani Lo Celso back to Villarreal for the season (BBC Sport), and Tanguy Ndombele has also left N17 to join Napoli on a season-long loan move which can be made permanent for £26million next summer (Daily Mail).

There are also plans to part ways with Harry Winks as he is deemed surplus to requirements (Football.London), with Sampdoria showing interest in signing him (Calciomercato).

Antonio Conte’s side seem to have plans for even more potential midfield restructuring, having expressed an interest in Garner, who still has two years left in his contract at Old Trafford (Telegraph).

However, The Sun claim Spurs do not intend to pay up the £14 million Man United are demanding for his services, and neither do Leeds or Southampton.

Spurs Web Opinion:

The 21-year-old is an interesting prospect, especially considering how crucial he was for Nottingham Forest in their run to promotion last season. The interest he has garnered is a testament to the quality he had shown during that period.

However, there is no reason for the north Londoners to pay the price that Erik ten Hag’s team is demanding at the moment. If anything, Spurs need a creator in their midfield, which was further evidenced by their recent clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Garner, on the other hand, is a defensive midfielder by trade.

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