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Spurs dealt €50m blow in Spanish striker chase

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Negredo staying at Sevilla. (©PAphotos)
Negredo staying at Sevilla. (©PAphotos).

Tottenham Hotspur striker target Alvaro Negredo has pledged his future to Sevilla.

The Spanish international forward has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane in recent weeks, with reports that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was preparing a January bid.

However, the 26-year-old has penned a new two-year extension at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, with Los Rojiblancos inserting a €50 million release clause in the contract, according to ESPN, which now ties the player to the club until 2016.

"He [Jose Maria Del Nido, club president] opened the door and I did not waste any time entering," Negredo told the club's official website.

"We both know what we want. He wanted me to stay and I wanted to stay.

"It was what the club and I were looking for. I want to continue growing in this great team and what better way to recognise the trust placed in me than to renew and extend the contract. I'm very comfortable here, very comfortable. The club has always believed in me."


 

The former Real Madrid hitman scored 20 goals in La Liga last season, alerting a number of clubs across Europe, including Tottenham Hotspur, of his ability.

Redknapp has made a number of scouting trips to Spain in recent years, with Diego Forlan, Fernando Llorente and Giuseppe Rossi all known to be on the Spurs radar.

However, a move for Negredo would now appear to be out of the club's reach, with the €50 million clause putting the player's price beyond the limits of Tottenham Hotspur.

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