The agent of Tottenham target Nahitan Nandez claims he will be sold for a reduced price in the January transfer window.
Nandez is a versatile midfielder who plays for Cagliari and the Uruguay national team. He tends to operate on the right flank but can also play as a central midfielder or defensive midfielder if needed.
He has been heavily linked with a transfer away from Italy in recent months and has caught the attention of Tottenham scouts.
Reports in August claimed that Fabio Paratici was making progress over a summer move. He was keen to bring the 25-year-old to north London to bolster Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
But a deal ultimately failed to go through and Nandez remained at Cagliari – against his wishes.
His agent, Pablo Bentancur, has been speaking about a potential move in the winter window.
He told Italian source Calcio Napoli 24 (via Sport Witness): “[Cagliari owner] Tommaso Giulini has promised the player and me to do everything possible so that he leaves in the January market.
“Nandez wants to win something; he wants to play in the Champions League.
“The president has given us his word; Nandez has been the most expensive player in Cagliari’s history, but we know the crisis there has been.
“Goodbye on loan or outright? I think he will sell him at a lower price than the one requested, there is a €36m (£30.8m) clause but the president spoke yesterday with Nandez and told him that he will lower the price and let him leave.”
It looks like Tottenham could benefit as they will be able to sign Nandez for less than his transfer value.
However, they are not the only English side to hold an interest. London rivals West Ham have also been linked with his services.
They could return in January to start a bidding war with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Tottenham signing opens up on switch
New Tottenham arrival Emerson Royal has revealed how the club won the race to sign him.
The Brazilian right-back, 22, joined from Barcelona on deadline day for £25.7m.
In an interview with ESPN Brazil, Emerson said: “I saw this wish from Tottenham. I even talked to the director, he called me and all. And I saw this club’s desire to have me here. I said ‘I’m going’.”
On the transfer links with Arsenal, he continued: “I actually had a conversation with Edu.
“He showed me the desire of the club and such. And, of course, I needed Barcelona, I couldn’t settle anything with anyone, Barcelona had to deal club to club.
“And that’s where Barcelona went and found a deal with Tottenham. I also got to talk to Tottenham, at first I didn’t have any verbal agreement with anyone.”