Real Sociedad have set their asking price for striker Willian Jose amid interest from a Tottenham side still seeking cover for Harry Kane.
As per the Daily Telegraph, the Spanish outfit would accept £18 million from Spurs for the hitman who was left out of Real Sociedad’s squad for the 2-0 Copa del Rey victory over Espanyol last night.
The Guardian report that Jose has a £59 million release clause, but Jose Mourinho has the opportunity to land him for over £40 million less than that figure.
That said, the report says Spurs would prefer to loan a striker in this month, which has already seen their interest in Krzysztof Piątek cool.
TBR’s View – Will Spurs commit to buying a player of Willan Jose’s age?
Daniel Levy is reluctant to spend money on any player but the prospect of landing him at far less than his release clause may appeal.
But there is also Willian Jose’s age to consider; at 28, this is perhaps his last big move and his last big contract.
Levy may not commit to spending nearly £20 million to sign a player of that age, who has never played in England before.
It’s clear this Spurs squad is stretched and needs investment to freshen it up – but it remains to be seen whether Levy has got the message yet.