According to the print edition of Sabah (as relayed by Sport Witness), Tottenham could land Victor Nelsson for a cut-price fee in January after failing to get a deal for the Galatasaray defender over the line during the summer.
The report says that Spurs expressed an interest in signing Nelsson in the summer but they were told by Galatasaray to meet the centre-back’s €25m (£21.4m) release clause, which the Lilywhites had no intention of doing.
It is revealed that the Dane was not pleased with the outcome and with the Turkish club’s transfer stance as he was keen to move to the Premier League, having clearly communicated his desire to his employers.
Cut-price deal in January
Sabah suggests that Tottenham’s decision not to activate Nelsson’s release clause looks set to work to their advantage as the player’s value as now dropped significantly.
The outlet explains that the 25-year-old has dropped down Okan Buruk’s pecking order and is now considered the fourth-choice centre-back at Galatasaray.
It is said that the Istanbul outfit would now be ready to sell Nelsson to Tottenham if the North Londoners presented an offer over €10m (£8.5m) in January.
Spurs Musings Opinion
Spurs fans should take this update with a pinch of salt as right from the summer, apart from a few Turkish outlets, no one else has suggested that Tottenham hold a serious interest in Nelsson.
The idea that Ange Postecoglou’s men would want a centre-back who is not able to get into Galatasaray’s starting eleven simply does not add up.