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'New Ronaldo' won't leave Real Betis for less than €20m

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Real Betis sporting director Vlada Stosic has warned Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur off making a bid for Alvaro Vadillo, adding that the young winger will not leave the club for less than €20million, reports the London Evening Standard.

The north London rivals have both been heavily linked with a player dubbed the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' by The Independent last month, but his chances of a Premier League switch this summer now look to have been thwarted by his inflated valuation.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to add Vadillo to his Emirates Stadium ranks, however remains unwilling to meet the buyout clause set by the Spanish club.

The 20-year-old has also been mooted as a potential replacement for Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane, should the Spurs star complete a move to Real Madrid before September 1.

Andre Villas-Boas is determined to keep hold of the reigning PFA Player and Young Player of the Year, but has sent scouts to run the rule over Vadillo during Real Betis' pre-season tour of England.

However, according to Stosic, neither Tottenham or Arsenal have made an official offer for the player, and if things stay that way, then he'll still be a Real Betis player come the start of the 2013/14 campaign next weekend.

"I've heard no offers for Vadillo," said the 48-year-old. "I want him with us. 

"Unless someone comes and pays the clause or something that is very close to the clause, he will stay."

 

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