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Report: Tottenham and Newcastle have both offered £25m for Conference League winner

Premier League duo, Tottenham and Newcastle, have both offered £25m to Roma to try and sign their Brazilian defender, Roger Ibanez.

Reports from Italy have confirmed that both Spurs and Newcastle hold an interest in Ibanez, who was a key figure for the Rome club as they won the UEFA Conference League last season. Calcio24News, which quotes Italian outlet Il Messaggero, states that the English duo have offered around £25m for the defender.

However, Roma are not expected to accept such an offer. Ibanez has a contract in place with a release clause that is closer to the £70m mark. And Jose Mourinho is not going to simply accept a bargain bid from his former club or the Toon when it comes to Ibanez.

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Tottenham, as we know, are desperate to sign a new defender this summer. They are huge admirers of fellow Serie A star, Alessandro Bastoni. However, the Inter Milan star looks to be staying in Milan for now, barring a dramatic change of circumstance.

Ibanez, meanwhile, represents another option for Spurs to explore. He made over 50 appearances last season for Roma, showing both good form and resilience to play so many minutes.

TBR’s View: Roger Ibanez Is Worth A Look For Tottenham

We all know Fabio Paratici loves to have a number of names on his list so it’s little surprise to see someone like Ibanez linked to Tottenham.

Ibanez was a class act for Roma last season as he showed strength, desire, and excellent form to be a key performer for Jose Mourinho. And as a defender, if you’re good enough for Mourinho, then you’re normally good enough for anyone.

For Spurs, they need to have players lined up who they can strike quickly for. And while Roma might not sell Ibanez on the cheap, Spurs do have the money to potentially tempt him.

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