Date: 27th November 2018 at 8:30am
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Tottenham are being linked with Brazilian midfielder Allan, with CalcioNapoli24 reporting that Spurs have made £35m available to procure his signature. With Mousa Dembele tipped to leave Spurs next summer, Mauricio Pochettino will be on the hunt for a replacement. Allan is unlikely to be on his way, however, for a variety of reasons.

The Napoli midfielder only signed a new deal at the Stadio San Paolo in March and it didn’t come with a release clause, so it’s highly unlikely the Serie A giants would accept a £35m bid for Allan’s signature. He’s a key player at Napoli, featuring in 115 of the club’s 127 league games, and surely wouldn’t want to leave so soon after extending his contract.

Tottenham will have to start making enquiries for a stellar central midfielder if Dembele’s summer departure is certain, but Allan would be a very ambitious acquisition. Napoli have no desire to sell one of their best players, Allan has no desire to leave his beloved club and Tottenham have no desire to meet his more realistic asking price of £53m.

It’s hard to see any progress being made on CalcioNapoli24’s report.

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2 Replies to “Tottenham will not sign highly-rated Brazilian in £35m deal – opinion”

  • GIVE TOBY ANOTHER CONTRACT FOR GOD’S SAKE. TRY ALSO AND GET THE YOUNG AJAX DEFENDER AT ANY COST. THE BEST PART OF OUR TEAM IS THE DEFENCE BUT IT NEEDS TO STAY LIKE THIS.

  • I totally agree. We don’t tend to buy players, especially for that money, who are 27. By the end of 3-4 years, there would be no sell on. I would much rather we buy someone who is 21-23 who Pochettino can work on and improve. We have plenty of experience in the set up, with Lloris, Vertonghen, Kane (and Alderweireld and Dembele for now). I don’t see any value in buying a 27 year old who hasn’t done it in our league.

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