The name of Gaston Ramirez has appeared already on this site but it seems that the race to sign the 21 year old has gathered momentum in the last 24 hours.
It’s now being reported that Spurs have made a firm offer to Bologna for the player’s services but claims are that the bid has been rejected as Ramirez may be holding out for a move to Liverpool where the big appeal must lie in the presence of his national team mates Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates.
Described as a ‘wing-centric attacking midfielder (!), other parts of the press claim that a move to White Hart Lane could still happen if Tottenham are prepared to improve on personal terms.
“The only solid offer is the one from Tottenham, who offered £12.6m,” said the player’s agent Oscar Betancourt.
“But the deal didn’t go through because Spurs offered too low a wage to the player and if the wage difference is minimal he would stay at Bologna.”
So this one may still come off but how many times have we seen reports of bids for the clubs that are either too low in terms of fee or terms? Additionally, how many times do we see those bids improved upon?