Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose is on his way to London to join Spurs to replace injured forward Harry Kane, claims Spanish newspaper AS.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has been searching for a replacement for Kane, who will not play again until April after injuring his hamstring.
However, this week El Diario Vasco [via Sport Witness] claimed Mourinho’s No 1 option was Real Sociedad’s Brazilian striker Willian Jose, with the Basque newspaper claiming officials from Tottenham have already been in contact with the LaLiga outfit over a prospective deal.
And now AS report that the player is on the verge of arriving at the north London club with the two clubs in the final stages on hammering out a transfer fee.
Spurs are apparently not keen to meet Jose’s €70m release clause and are hoping to negotiate a deal for the former Real Madrid man.
The 28-year-old is Sociedad’s top scorer with eight goals in 21 games this season, but has been left out of tonight’s squad to face Espanyol in the Copa del Rey, with the club tweeting the forward has asked not to be picked until his future is resolved.
ℹ️ Cambio de última hora en la convocatoria: Lobete (dorsal 35) entra en la lista en lugar de Willian José. El delantero ha pedido al Club quedarse al margen hasta que se aclare su situación #AurreraReala pic.twitter.com/aVYulGVRqY
— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) January 22, 2020