Tottenham have secured a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, according to reports in Portugal.

It has been suggested that the 28-year-old, who is believed to be attracting interest from Spurs and Leicester City, is available for £26 million.

Earlier this week, Portuguese outlet Abola claimed Tottenham had indeed made an offer of £26 million.

Now another Portuguese publication, Jornal Noticias (via 101 Great Goals), contends Spurs already have a deal in place with Sporting to sign the midfielder.

Silva very nearly joined Leicester last summer after winning Euro 2016 with Portugal, but the deal broke down at the last minute.

Sporting are apparently refusing to let their star player go for anything under £26 million. If Tottenham truly have agreed a deal, then it must be close to that figure.

When asked about rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League last month, Silva refused to comment.

Silva would add plenty of experience to Spurs’ young squad, but i’m sceptical about the entire story. It’s difficult to see Daniel Levy spending £26 million on a 28-year-old.



      • But what if he is right?

        It may be that Tottenham have managed to keep a move for Silva deep under wraps but I have heard nothing at all from any credible Spurs source about this, and some very credible ones saying it is absolute rubbish.

        If they are right, if the only sources for this are the Portuguese newspapers, maybe there is a reason for it – like using the name of Tottenham to hang a story on to let it be known that Silva is available.

        In which case they would be lies. So why shouldn’t he say that.


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