Highly rated defender Matthijs de Ligt is not a new name when it comes to speculation of interest from Tottenham Hotspur in his services, but the beginning of the week saw a claim that we had already made a firm offer for him – but we saw it rejected.
De Ligt remains a regular name on the rumour mill even though the window is now closed, and Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claimed on Monday that in August we had submitted a 50million Euro bid for the 19-year-old Ajax defender but it was rejected out of hand.
It’s claimed that Barcelona are now in the driving seat come the January window, but whether Spurs will return with an uplift in our offer remains to be seen – it will only intensify Toby Alderweireld speculation though as it’s not difficult to assume the club and manager Mauricio Pochettino identified him as a long-term replacement.
Next summer transfer list:
De Ligt (only if Alderweireld leaves)
— Dez (@MagicalEriksen) October 15, 2018
Stick a 50 mil bid for de jong in there while your at it then another 50 in for ndombele and a cheeky bid for doucouŕe from watford , beef up that midfield bigtime
— Ian Meadows (@ianmeds86) October 15, 2018
Paid £42m for Sanchez so could be plausible, Ajax won’t sell in January anyway
— Simon Bashford (@bashy_1986) October 15, 2018
This kid is supposed to be better than van dijk so £50m ain’t gonna get him #FakeNews
— Pipes 71 (@pipecocksenior) October 15, 2018
There isn't a chance in hell we will get him now that he is showing what a good prospect he is, same goes for frenkie
— ????⚽ (@billytheyido) October 15, 2018
The one time we bid €50m and it’s for a player who’s going to cost €75m.
— Niner Faithful (@NinerFaithfulUK) October 15, 2018
Have lost lot forgotten that you are Spurs fans. January transfer window I see nothing more than a contract extension for Sissoko.
— Meat Biter (@biter_meat) October 15, 2018
Money talks in football – will Pochettino’s ring-fenced budget stretch that far?