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Romano claims Spurs tried to ‘hijack’ deal for ‘special’ attacker with 21 goals in summer – even made a huge bid.

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham tried hard to hijack a move for Vitor Roque in the summer.

Spurs signed seven players during the busy summer transfer window to begin the Ange Postecoglou era.

James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon, Ashley Phillips, Brennan Johnson, Micky van de Ven, and Alejo Veliz were all signed by the team. Additionally, they managed to get Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski permanents.

They also desired to sign a defender, but they were unable to reach an agreement with one in time for the deadline.

Romano has now claimed that there was another quality player Tottenham tried to sign – Barcelona’s Vitor Roque.

He discloses that Spurs made a valiant effort to sabotage the agreement for the Brazilian beauty.

In his remarks on the Kick, he said:

“He’s not that horrible. Believe me. Vitor Roque is an exceptional athlete.

“Barca put up a strong battle to sign Vitor Roque. Vitor Roque was wanted by many clubs.

“Behind the scenes, Tottenham attempted to hijack the deal until the very end of the story with Barcelona, right up until they signed the last page of the contract.”

“Tottenham was present, and they took that opportunity very seriously and with great strength. Vitor Roque was also desired by other clubs.

This was previously made public a few months ago by the player’s agent.

He disclosed that Tottenham placed a bid for the Brazilian sensation that was almost close to €100 million.

But even with the English team’s tempting offers, Roque was dead set on moving to Barcelona.

In recent years, Vitor Roque has become one of the most highly regarded attacking players in Brazilian football.

He has made 45 appearances in all competitions this season, contributing to an amazing total of 21 goals and 8 assists.


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