Spurs Have £11.8m Willian Bid Rejected
Shakhtar Donetsk have turned down an £11.8million offer from Tottenham for Willian, with Andre Villas-Boas keen to replace Luka Modric with the Brazilian.
As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Spurs fail with a bid for Willian.
Shakhtar Donetsk have turned down an £11.8million offer from Tottenham for attacker Willian, according to Sky Sports.
Spurs have been strongly linked with a move for the Brazilian in recent weeks as boss Andre Villas-Boas looks to add to his attacking options before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
AVB tried to sign the 24-year-old when he was Chelsea manager last summer and it seems he’s maintained his interest in the player after taking up the hot-seat at White Hart Lane.
Sky Sports Chief News Reporter Bryan Swanson claims to have spoken personally with Shakhtar’s chief executive, who confirmed they have rejected Tottenham’s £11.8m bid.
Willian is keen to move to the Premier League and has urged the Ukrainian club to allow him to move to London.
‘I have a proposal, but it is complicated because the board. Here are many players in the same position, most Brazilian. They buy and do not let go,’ said Willian.
‘That’s the problem. Everyone knows that I want out, I’m here for five years, won many titles, so I hope you respect my will.
‘I do not regret coming here, but this situation has been happening, with Chelsea trying to get me in January and now Tottenham, we start to rethink.’
Source: Daily Mail.
Willian moved to Shakhtar from Corinthians in 2007 and has gone on to make 129 appearances for the club. He has also broken into the Brazilian national team, earning 11 caps so far.
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With Tottenham confirming they have finally agreed a deal to sell Luka Modric to Real Madrid, they have funds to spend and it seems Willian is their number one target.
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