Second striker bid expected as Tottenham look to wrap up deal for LaLiga star

Date published: Thursday 30th January 2020 12:01 - Rob McCarthy

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Tottenham are reportedly ready to launch a second bid to try and sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose before Friday’s transfer deadline.

Spurs remain in the hunt for a new forward despite the arrival of Steven Bergwijn from PSV, with the Dutchman more likely to line-up wide or behind the striker for Jose Mourinho’s men.

And with Harry Kane on the sidelines until April at the earliest, the need to replace the England skipper has become more apparent in a Tottenham side that has struggled to score goals in recent weeks.

Olivier Giroud, Krzysztof Piatek, Islam Slimani and Edinson Cavani have all been linked with a move to north London, but The Independent claims that Spurs are ‘poised’ to make a second offer for Jose, after having an opening bid of £10m for the Brazilian rejected earlier this month.

Sociedad wanted as much as £21m for the 28-year-old, but it would appear that a bid somewhere between those two figures could suit both sides.

And with less than 48 hours of the window left, some more movement in and out of Tottenham is expected – with Danny Rose set to join Kyle Walker-Peters in making a loan move to a fellow Premier League club.

As for Spurs’ chances of bringing in a new full-back before Friday’s deadline, they continue to be linked with a move for Norwich star Max Aarons, but that is more likely to happen in the summer – particularly after the emergence of youngster Japhet Tanganga, who can play in all positions across the back four.


Meanwhile, Tottenham are planning to hold talks regarding the signing of Gareth Bale, but the Real Madrid star is unlikely to accept a wage cut, according to a report.

Bale has been linked with a move back to Spurs in recent months, having joined Spanish and European giants Madrid from the North London outfit in the summer of 2013 for £85million.

Earlier this month, it was reported in the Spanish media that Tottenham had made contact with Madrid over the signing of the Wales international winger.

It was claimed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had made it clear that he was not going to pay more than €30million (£25.36m) for the 30-year-old.

A new report in the Daily Mail has claimed that Tottenham and Madrid will enter talks on Wednesday over the transfer of Bale. Read more…


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