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Agent of Bundesliga striker explains why he turned down Tottenham move in January transfer window

The agent of Bayer Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario has told TYC Sports that his celient chose to turn down a move to Tottenham in January. The Argentina international has been linked in the past with Spurs, and now his agent has explained why a move to Spurs in January did not go through.

Alario, 28, enjoyed a brilliant campaign last season. Playing 33 times in all competitions for Leverkusen, the nine-time Argentina star scored an impressove 15 goals. Alario also created four goals for his teammates – so little surprise that he emerged as a target for Jose Mourinho and Spurs.

Speaking back in October, Alario’s agent stated that Spurs had tried to sign Alario and now, he is claiming Spurs tried again in January. He claims that the combination of playing as back-up to Harry Kane, and relocating to a new country would see Alario struggle to secure a permanent deal.

“The Tottenham thing was to be done but (Alario would have had to) change country for just six months. He decided to stay,” Pedro Aldave told TYC. “There were other chances (to leave Leverkusen). Real Betis was an option a year ago and Tottenham six months ago.” 

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But why on earth would he want to go there, while Kane is still on the books? Alario is shining in the colours or Leverkusen. His form has been sensational for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring goals at a ratio of one every two matches. If he is to move, it will be a to a big club.

That is, because Leverkusen are already a big club themselves. But an exit from Leverkusen should only come about if he joins a side where he is first choice. At Spurs, right now, he will not be. Spurs are interested in Los Angeles striker Diego Rossi, who might be happier to play second fiddle.

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