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Report: Serie A club rejected Tottenham’s €22m bid for 24-year-old star

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AS Roma rejected Tottenham Hotspur bid for Roger Ibanez

AS Roma apparently sent a ‘resounding no’ to Tottenham Hotspur’s offer for Roger Ibanez last week.

According to an exclusive by local outlet Romagiallorossa.it, Spurs put forth a €22million offer for Ibanez. But the Italian giants were not interested in the bid.

Fulham and West Ham United — both Spurs’ London rivals — have enquired about the 24-year-old Brazilian centre-back. But Roma are clear. They want cash money for him.

Tottenham have bid rejected for Ibanez (Getty Images)
Tottenham have bid rejected for Ibanez. (Getty Images)

The price tag started from €35 million but could drop to €25 million if an all-cash offer arrives. If that is the case, then Spurs should be all over it.

Ibanez to Spurs?

It would be a massive disappointment if Daniel Levy and co. miss out on Ibanez by a matter of a few million euros. He is still young enough to learn and get better and has enough experience to slot into our backline straightaway.

He is also pretty quick at the back and can be a smart partner for Cristian Romero in the backline. It would seem a little straightforward that Spurs offer a better project than Fulham or the Hammers.

That is especially the case given Ibanez wouldn’t have to struggle for minutes here. We lack world-class defenders with Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon yet to convince the fanbase.

Eric Dier is a player who gets you 6/10 performances on most gameweeks but he isn’t a world-class modern centre-back. If we keep Harry Kane, then central defence is arguably the only major area that requires strengthening.

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Let’s hope Jose Mourinho’s side remain open to offers and Spurs make another attempt to sign him. If they made one bid, then it is obvious that they want him. It’s just a matter of money, it seems.

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