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Spurs submit surprise bid to sign £64m star as Postecoglou continues overhaul – report

Tottenham submit surprise bid to sign Porto star Pepe

According to the Portuguese publication A Bola, Tottenham Hotspur reportedly made a surprise offer to buy Pepe from FC Porto during current transfer window.

Spurs have made the decision to rebuild the team under the direction of new manager Ange Postecoglou after suffering through a disastrous season last year.

They have already spent more than £150 million to strengthen a number of positions. However, it’s been said that the North London club, which recently sold Harry Kane, is eager to sign a new striker and is also considering a move for a new center-back.

However, it appears Postecoglou also has bolstering the flanks on his agenda given that Tottenham have now shown a real interest in signing Pepe. Spurs have reportedly made a €60 million [£ 51 million] offer to buy the Brazilian, with the package of the deal including a €45 million [£ 38 million] fixed fee and €15 million [£ 13 million] in add-ons.

According to the report, Porto has chosen to reject Tottenham’s bid because they want to maintain hold of their top player and will only allow him to depart if his £64 million release clause is activated by prospective suitors like Tottenham.

Pepe to Tottenham

According to A Bola, Spurs will have to increase their asking price in order to get Pepe, so it will be interesting to watch whether they boost their offer in the days to come.

According to the article, Arsenal had previously indicated an interest in acquiring him, but they were turned off by Porto’s £64 million asking price.

Pepe is a flexible player who is equally at home playing in the attacking midfield position, which can be found anywhere, or at right back. He is technically solid, adept at playing between the lines, has a keen eye for long-range passing, can open up opportunities for attackers, and works really hard even when he doesn’t have the ball.

Therefore, if Tottenham were to sign him this summer, it would be a wise move. But rather than signing the Brazilian during this transfer window, Spurs would be better suited using the rumored £64 million cost to recruit a new striker after selling Kane.

It would be intriguing to see whether Tottenham ultimately decides to sign Pepe by shelling out the rumored high transfer cost this summer.

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