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Agent claims Tottenham and Liverpool both wanted to sign Perr Schuurs from Ajax
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Agent claims Tottenham and Liverpool both wanted to sign Perr Schuurs from Ajax

An agent who worked on getting Perr Schuurs to Torino has now come out and claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool wanted to sign the defender this summer.

The 22-year-old made a fantastic name for himself in the Eredivisie, first with Fortuna Sittard and then at Ajax. He was always destined for a move away to a top European league, and it was Torino who snapped him up last month for £8.3 million plus add-ons (Football Italia).

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Agent claims Tottenham and Liverpool both wanted to sign Perr Schuurs

George Gardi worked as an intermediary on behalf of Schuurs to get the talented defender a move to Torino last month.

He has been speaking to the media and revealed that both Spurs and Liverpool wanted to sign him as well.

Gardi told Tuttosport: “The first time the director expressed Torino’s willingness to take Perr it seems to me we were faced with something unthinkable to materialise.

“Over the time, clubs of the calibre of Tottenham, Liverpool or PSG had moved to take the player.

“The operation, as I told you, was long, but fair and in some passages even pleasant. In addition to Liverpool, Tottenham, PSG and three Italian clubs also wanted Schuurs.

“However, having taken a path, we went on to follow it without delay, even with a strong conviction: thanks to Torino, I am sure Schuurs can become a pillar of the Dutch national team. Now he is part of the tour, but the ambition is to be a protagonist.”

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Schuurs is a really talented defender and it was always only a matter of time before he left Ajax for a club in one of Europe’s top five leagues.

The 22-year-old, whose progression was branded as ‘incredible’ by Kenneth Perez, is very confident on the ball and possesses an excellent range of passing. Standing 6ft 3in tall, he’s excellent in the air as well and is a solid defender in 1v1 situations.

Rafael Van der Vaart, a player who Tottenham fans know very well, is a big fan of Schuurs. After the youngster’s impressive performance against Liverpool at Anfield in 2020, he compared his defending to that of Matthijs de Ligt, who joined Bayern Munich this summer.

Liverpool and Spurs appear to have missed out on Schuurs this summer, but don’t be surprised if they go back in for him in the not-too-distant future.

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