Tottenham were put off by the wage demands of Brazilian winger Bernard, who is reportedly set to join Everton.

That’s according to Guardian, who claim Spurs were among a host of clubs to register an interest in Bernard before learning of is £200,000-a-week wage demands.

Bernard left Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of the 2017/18 and is now available on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old was linked with Tottenham in 2013 before he joined Shakhtar from Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.

And the Guarian claims Spurs – along with West Ham United, Chelsea and AC Milan – were keen once again in recent weeks until Bernard’s wage demands became clear.

It’s certainly a surprise if Everton are willing to pay such a huge salary. It is believed Harry Kane is the only Tottenham player on a similar weekly wage.

Spurs are yet to make a signing this summer, although Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is expected to arrive before Thursday’s deadline.

That said, there is a real possibility Tottenham will end up with no new recruits whatsoever.



  1. Here we go again selling a player to a rival club nobody coming in, as a spurs fan for many years I feel betrayed by Mr levy, who would blame poch if he walks by xmas


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