Timur Gurtskaya, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s agent, has hinted that Tottenham could have signed the Georgian winger for £18 million this summer, but his market value is now starting to drop.
The 20-year-old drew attention following a successful breakthrough season in 2020/21, in which he registered four goals and eight assists in the top tier of Russian football.
Kvaratskhelia’s performances reportedly captured the interest of Tottenham, who were touted as potential suitors for the attacking prospect.
However, it was reportedly Leeds United that came closest to acquiring the youngster, and allegedly even held talks over a move to Elland Road.
Rubin were said to be keen to strike while the iron was hot and wanted to receive a fee upwards of £18 million, though no clubs were willing to meet the asking price.
Since the speculation, the winger has struggled to match the performances he set last season, and currently sits on one goal and one assist in 10 games so far this campaign.
Gurtskaya believes Rubin were looking to maximise the fee they could get for Kvaratskhelia, but are now seeing his market value drop as a result of his struggles to hit form.
He told Comment Live: “Nobody signed Khvicha. His price is steadily falling.
“They asked for €20 million (£18m) because, in the spring, he was on fire. Everyone then shouted that any English team would buy him, given they were scattering €30 million to €40 million to the left and to the right.
“But, in fact, no-one took him. Now he plays badly. Now, no-one will pay more than €10 million to €12 million.”
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The Georgian winger’s form appears to have diminished this season, but for a 20-year-old, peaks and troughs are likely to happen.
Although his price is dropping according to his agent, a move to Spurs may not seem too likely given the recent acquisition of Bryan Gil on the left wing over the summer.
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