The never ending ‘Bale to Real Madrid’ is nearing its end as Tottenham are set to accept a massive £93million-plus-player bid from Real Madrid in the coming days. The player who would be included in the deal seems to be Portuguese fullback, Fabio Coentrao.
The Madrid defender expressed his desire to leave Santiago Bernabeu earlier this week as he feels unwanted at the club under new manager, Carlo Ancelotti. With the arrival of Bale, it would be the highest transfer fee paid for a player surpassing Ronaldo who joined from Manchester United for £80million in 2009.
According to Goal.com, Spurs technical director Franco Baldini will meet Roma officials to complete a £35million deal for Argentine youngster Erik Lamela to join the London outfit as a potential replacement.
The 21-year old has been one of the brightest talents in Serie A, and made 35 appearances for Roma in all competitions,scoring 15 goals and assisting six last season. Spurs were earlier thought not to go beyond £20million, but are now willing to give in to Roma’s valuation with Baldini key to finalizing the deal as he knew the player during his time at Stadio Olimpico.
Lamela is being tipped to be named as one of the members of Argentina national team travelling to Brazil for World Cup next year.
Meanwhile, Anzhi and Tottenham have reached an agreement for the transfer of Brazilian winger, Willian for £30million, according to The Telegraph. The player is expected to undergo a medical in London in the next 24 hours.Earlier linked with a possible move to Liverpool this summer, Spurs are on the verge of signing the talented player which would take their summer spending to £90million, second to Manchester City in the Premier League.
Willian, though, will be unwilling to take a pay cut from his £85,000-per-week wage which means Spurs have to spend big apart from the transfer fee to secure his services. He was in the centre of transfer rumours while in Shakhtar Donetsk with moves to Chelsea or Tottenham. But his move to Anzhi Makhachkala proved to be less fruitful and is now available for transfer.
The arrivals of Lamela and Willian will be Tottenham’s fifth and sixth signings this summer after Soldado, Paulinho, Chadli and Capoue joined earlier. It remains to be seen if the new outlook north London side under Andre Villas-Boas will be able to achieve their main objective of breaking into top four in the league in 2013-14 season.
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