Sport Transfer expert reveals Spurs' negotiations for £210k-p/w ace; Levy could seal move for nothing

22:20  12 april  2021
22:20  12 april  2021 Source:   footballtransfertavern.com

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According to recent reports from Germany, Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng ahead of a potential summer switch.

a football player on a field: Jerome Boateng © Provided by Transfer Tavern Jerome Boateng

According to Sky Deutschland transfer expert Max Bielefeld, as cited by Sport Witness, Tottenham are the only club who are currently in the race for the defender, who is set to leave Bayern at the end of his contract this summer.

The journalist went on to claim that Jose Mourinho’s side have already held “concrete talks” with the £210,000-per-week defender, who has made 356 appearances for the Bundesliga side since joining Bayern from Manchester City back in 2011.

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Finally, Bielefeld dismissed reports of Borussia Dortmund being interested in making a move for the 32-year-old centre-back this summer.

Transfer Tavern Take

With Mourinho making it abundantly clear that he would like to sign a top-class centre-back in the upcoming transfer window, and with Boateng becoming available on a free transfer, it is hardly surprising to hear that Tottenham are considering a move for the Germany international.

However, considering that when a player arrives at a club on a free transfer they tend to demand a higher wage, it could be argued that spending a figure of around £210,000-per-week – or potentially even more – on a 32-year-old might not be the most sensible idea in the world, particularly if this amount would eclipse the wage of a crucial player such as 29-goal top scorer Harry Kane.

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