58-goal international striker says Spurs made him an offer this summer
Sardar Azmoun says Spurs were one of several clubs who made him an offer this summer.
Tottenham brought in several top talents in the transfer window, but they didn’t manage to land a centre-forward.
The Zenit striker and Iran international admits Spurs were amongst a number of suitors for his services.
However, Azmoun says his club didn’t entertain any offers for him.
Interestingly, the 26-year-old also hinted at potentially leaving on a free transfer next summer, when his contract expires.
“Even if I wanted to leave, Zenit can prevent me, and there is nothing I can do.
“I had offers from Tottenham, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen and Roma but they rejected them.
“If I leave, it will be this (coming) summer as a free agent.”
Spurs should definitely keep monitoring Azmoun – TBR View
The Iran star’s comments show that Spurs did certainly try to bring in a new centre-forward this summer.
And he’s certainly one to monitor over the coming months, given his contract expires next year.
You’d think most clubs would cash in on a player if his contract only has 12 months left.
However, Azmoun is a high-calibre player who’s got a superb goal contribution record for club and country.
This season alone, he has six goals and one assist from seven competitive club games.
And since moving to Zenit in 2019, he has registered an amazing 58 goals and 20 assists from just 90 matches.
Azmoun has also done superbly for his country – 34 goals from 52 caps.
Maybe Zenit felt his goals and assists would be more valuable than a transfer fee at this stage.
Azmoun will be 27 next year – very much peak age for a striker – and could well become a free agent, so Spurs need to keep tabs on him.
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