‘Not a single offer’: Transfer chief makes damming statement on £21m Tottenham target
Rubin Kazan director Rustem Saymanov has admitted that the Russian club never received an offer for reported Tottenham target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Speaking to Sport Business via Championat, the Russian official revealed that Kazan had no bids for the Georgian international. Spurs had been linked with Kvaratskhelia in the latter weeks of the summer transfer window.
As reported by Football Italia, the Russian Premier League side were demanding up to €25m (£21m) for the attacker. Kvaratskhelia’s agent had previously stated that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were keen on the 20-year-old.
However, according to Saymanov, Kazan did not have one offer for Kvaratskhelia despite interest from Tottenham.
The Kazan transfer chief said: “Khvicha didn’t leave and we are very happy that he stayed. We did not have the goal of selling him; there was just a lot of talk about the fact that a large number of clubs are keen on him.
“But there was not a single offer to buy him, there was no official request from any club.”
Indeed, with Tottenham not making an offer for Kvaratskhelia, there is a strong chance that Spurs will go back in for the winger in January. However, with the likes of AC Milan also keen on the attacker, a bidding war could ensue for the youngster.
With Kvaratskhelia already off for the season in Kazan with a goal in the club’s first four league games, there’s also the possibility that the attacker’s value could rise beyond £21m.
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