Tottenham missed out on transfers of Isco and Aubameyang

Date published: Thursday 7th September 2017 11:18

It has been revealed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy all but agreed deals for Isco and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Andre Villas-Boas’ time at the club.

On his latest podcast Graham Hunter reveals how Levy had signed off a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Aubameyang, but Villas-Boas, who took charge at White Hart Lane between July 2012 and December 2013, was not keen on the striker.

AvB apparently refused to meet with Aubameyang and his entourage in London and they missed out on the Gabon striker.

And things seemingly got worse under AvB when not intent on just snubbing 87-goal Dortmund forward Aubameyang, Villas-Boas also refused a deal to sign Isco.

The Portuguese coach was unsure whether Isco would work hard enough in the number 10 role and so decided the Malaga midfielder was not for him.

The Spain midfielder subsequently signed for Real Madrid and has become a key man at the Bernabeu, while cementing his place in the Spain team.

Hunter claims to have been informed of both the prospective deals by Tim Sherwood, who succeeded AvB as Spurs boss in December 2013.

Hunter also revealed that new signing Fernando Llorente could have arrived at Spurs well before last week’s transfer deadline day.

The Swansea striker signed for £15million last month, but Harry Redknapp had lined up both Peter Crouch and Llorente during his time at the Lane, only for Redknapp to choose Crouch.

 

Llorente’s brother was even shown round London by former Spurs attacker Terry Gibson, per Hunter, before Crouch signed from Portsmouth for £10million in July 2009.

The forward went on to score 24 goals in 93 appearances during three seasons, before being offloaded to Stoke.

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