Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in talks to sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose as their search for a striker continues this month – and latest reports claim Daniel Levy could be offered an absolute no-brainer of a deal.
The Guardian claim Tottenham are locked in negotiations to sign the striker, who has scored eight goals in 20 appearances for Sociedad this season. He was left out of their most recent side that beat Espanyol on Wednesday night in the Copa Del Rey.
The report claims that Sociedad inserted a release clause worth £59million in his contract, after getting the Brazilian target man to put pen to paper on a new deal in 2018. However, another report claims Tottenham could be about to get a bargain.
As per the Daily Telegraph, Tottenham and chairman Levy would only have to table an offer of £18million to sign the striker. Such a deal is surely an absolute no-brainer for Levy and Spurs, given the quality of Jose and their need of a new forward.
In the prime of his career, Jose has even been called up to the Brazil squad on occasion but is yet to make his debut. As powerful, rugged centre-forwards go, Jose is certainly up there with some of the best around Europe.
Yet to make a move to a big, European club, Jose will know that a move to Spurs may be his last option – even if it means he ends up as playing back-up to Harry Kane. He will surely be desperate to secure a move to north London.
If Real Sociedad want just £18million for the player – less than a third of his current release clause – then even the stingiest of chairmans in Levy has got to admit that less than £20million for Jose is a bargain – and certainly one Spurs have to take.
Signing Jose for the bargain price of £18million in the coming days will be the signing of the January window, and save Spurs’ season as they embark on the Champions League knockout rounds.