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Report: Spurs poised to complete Joao Palhinha deal
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Report: Spurs poised to complete Joao Palhinha deal

A report from the Daily Mirror (12/8; page 56) has claimed that Spurs are poised to complete a deal for Sporting midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Palhinha enjoyed an outstanding campaign for both club and country last season. He was part of the Sporting side that won the league title.

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And he followed that up with some impressive displays for Portugal at Euro 2020.

The Daily Star reported this week that Spurs made a loan bid for the 26-year-old. However, that offer was rejected.

The report did note that Sporting wanted £34 million for Palhinha.

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Interestingly however, it would appear that Tottenham have bounced back from seeing that offer turned down.

According to the Daily Mirror (12/8; page 56), they are poised to complete a cut-price move for Palhinha. It is noted that Nuno Espirito Santo wanted him during his time in charge of Wolves.

Joao Palhinha could be a very smart signing for Spurs if cut-price deal comes to fruition

Palhinha would potentially be a very good signing for Tottenham – particularly if they do indeed manage to complete a cut-price deal.

Spurs have a number of midfield players. And Nuno’s ranks look set to be bolstered with the return of Oliver Skipp from his brilliant loan spell.

Palhinha is an intriguing signing. He is a very disciplined holding midfielder.

But it does not appear to be an area that Nuno needs to prioritise strengthening.

So it is a surprise that reports are now claiming that a deal may be close.

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