Report: Tottenham don't think centre-back target Sven Botman is at 'their level'
Tottenham Hotspur are allegedly not convinced centre-back target Sven Botman is ready for ‘their level’.
What’s the story?
According to Sky Sports, the Lilywhites are admirers of the former Ajax man. Manchester United and Manchester City also hold an interest in the Dutchman. However, Spurs don’t think he’s at the right level for the Premier League.
Lille would accept an offer similar to the fee Arsenal paid for Gabriel for the youngster – £27m.
Botman only moved to Lille last summer for €9m (£7.7m) from Dutch giants Ajax. And he enjoyed immediate success, winning the Ligue 1 title in his debut campaign.
Tottenham stance on Botman baffling
The Tottenham stance on Botman is baffling to say the least as the club struggles with their main target.
While Spurs are eager to sign Romero from Atalanta, both clubs are struggling to agree on a fee.
As a result, you’d imagine Fabio Paratici would have a back-up target in mind.
In Botman, they have a fantastic prospect, who is proven at the very highest level.
Ousting Paris Saint Germain from their perch in the French top-tier is no easy feat. However, Lille managed to overcome their rivals last campaign as they lifted the league title.
And the 21-year-old was by far one of the club’s best performers, winning the most aerial duels, the second-most interceptions and playing the most minutes for his side.
But, for some reason, the player isn’t viewed as being ready for Tottenham.
The mind boggles at such a conclusion. However, it must be stressed it is merely a report; one Spurs fans will be praying is false.
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