Report: Tottenham were ready to bid £34.6m to sign Piero Hincapie last summer
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Report: Tottenham were ready to bid £34.6m to sign Piero Hincapie last summer

According to German media outlet BILD, Tottenham Hotspur were ready to table a sizeable bid to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie last summer.

The Ecuadorian defender has been earning rave reviews for his performances at the World Cup in Qatar. He has been brilliant, and a number of clubs have now been linked with a move to sign him.

Tottenham’s interest, however, is not new at all.

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Tottenham were ready to bid £34.6m to sign Piero Hincapie

BILD report that Tottenham are joined by their London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign Hincapie in January.

The Ecuadorian joined Leverkusen last year from Argentinian side CA Talleres for about £5.5 million, and he has already made a solid name for himself.

He has been brilliant in the Bundesliga and has impressed in the World Cup so far as well, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s snapped up by a bigger club in Europe.

The report claims that Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all want to sign Hincapie. It has also been reported that Spurs were ready to table a £34.6 million bid to sign the 20-year-old just a few months ago, in the summer transfer window.

No move materialised then, but it looks like there’s a good chance Hincapie will be on the move soon – it could even happen in the January transfer window.

The Ecuadorian’s current contract expires in the summer of 2026.

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Hincapie is a solid defender, we’ve all seen that.

That alone makes him a very attractive option for clubs, but the fact that he’s still only 20 years old makes him an even special defender. He has already played 99 times for club and country over the years, and he’ll only get better as plays more.

All three London clubs could do with a new centre-half in 2023, especially Tottenham and Chelsea.

The Ecuadorian would be a fantastic option, but he’ll surely cost a lot of money after his impressive displays for his country in Qatar.

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