According to Paul Brown of the Mirror, Tottenham had the chance to sign Pablo Sarabia this summer but have opted against making a move for the Sevilla midfielder. Estadio Deportivo say Sarabia has a £19.57m release clause and revealed he was in talks with Chelsea over a move back in February.
But despite the 27-year-old contributing 40 goals in 52 games in all competitions last season, Tottenham aren’t interested in procuring his signature. Sarabia joined Sevilla from Getafe in 2016 and has gone on to make 151 appearances for the Spanish side, scoring and creating 82 goals.
The £68.4k-per-week man created 68 chances, made 28 successful dribbles (44%), averaged 37 passes-per-game with 80% accuracy, whipped in 183 crosses with 24% accuracy, hit the target with 41% of his 75 shots and averaged a tackle (30) or interception (22) every 53 minutes.
Sarabia could be a good replacement for Christian Eriksen, with the Tottenham man expected to leave the club this summer. He spoke out in a recent interview and admitted he was keen for a new challenge, but whether a suitor will meet his asking price remains to be seen.
Whether Spurs would consider Sarabia if Eriksen left is also unknown.