Striker reveals his disappointment after Spurs move collapses

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Dom Le Roy

Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose has admitted that he wanted to join Spurs and that he was disappointed to see the transfer collapse.

Spurs have been linked heavily with Jose this month but the Evening Standard reported that the deal collapsed after the Lilywhties failed to meet Sociedad’s €30 million asking price.

The striker was also said to be the subject of a €21 million bid from Barcelona which Sociedad also rejected (El Chiringuito TV as relayed by Sport Witness).

Sociedad released an official statement earlier today confirming that the Brazilian striker will not be sold before the transfer deadline.

The 28-year-old striker has now given an interview to the club’s official website in which he revealed his desire to swap Spain for North London this month.

However, he admitted that he is happy to continue at the La Liga club for the moment.

The striker is quoted as saying, (as translated by Football.London), “I saw it as a very good opportunity, to play in the Champions League and the Premier League team and I didn’t get there.

“But I am very happy here.

“I always say I am very grateful to Real Sociedad for everything they’ve given me and for taking a chance on me.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It does sound like Jose was convinced that he was coming to Spurs but the move collapsed at the last moment. Perhaps we decided in the last moment that the Brazilian wasn’t worth the reported asking price. However, it is quite odd that we have not even bought in a striker on loan for the remainder of the campaign given that we are lacking an out and out No.9.

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