Tottenham Hoping To Thrash Out Deal For £25m Attacker But Liverpool Also Keen
Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to thrash out a deal for a £25m-rated international attacker but will face competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool
The opening of the summer transfer window is now open for business so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham are hoping to secure a deal for Georginio Wijnaldum…
Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to secure a deal to sign Newcastle United attacker Georginio Wijnaldum this summer but have so far refused to meet his £25m asking price, according to the Daily Mail.
Wijnaldum made a £14.5m move to Newcastle from PSV Eindhoven last summer and enjoyed an excellent debut season in England having scored 11 goals as well as providing 5 assists in his 38 appearances.
Despite his form, the Dutchman wasn’t able to prevent the Magpies from relegation to the Championship and Wijnaldum is one of several international players who are expected to leave St James’ Park this summer.
The 25-year-old looks set for an immediate return to the Premier League as the Mirror reported earlier this week that Liverpool and Everton had joined Tottenham in the race for Wijnaldum’s signature.
Jurgen Klopp has already brought in four new faces this summer but the German coach is still in the market for further reinforcements and could be eyeing Wijnaldum as a potential replacement for Jordon Ibe following his move to Bournemouth.
However, the Daily Mail claim that Spurs have already made contact with Newcastle to express their interest after Mauricio Pochettino made the Dutch international his prime transfer target as he looks to bring in an attacking midfielder over the coming weeks.
The newspaper says that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has baulked at the Geordies £25m valuation but is hopeful of being able to agree a deal to take Wijnaldum to White Hart Lane this summer.
Pochettino has already splashed out on Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama so Wijnaldum would become the Argentinean coaches third major signing if Spurs were successful in winning the race for his signature.
We’ll have to wait and see whether Liverpool step up their interest and Everton should also not be discounted as Ronald Koeman looks to rebuild his new squad at Goodison Park but Spurs will feel confident of luring Wijnaldum to north London as they are able to offer Champions League football.
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