Despite being’very interested’ in Roger Ibanez, Tottenham Hotspur will only pay £17 million for the defender who has excelled for Roma under Jose Mourinho. Gialorrosi director Tiago Pinto reportedly wanted to accomplish two goals during a recent trip to London, according to stories that came out of Italy over the weekend. In addition to discussing Gianluca Scamacca with West Ham United,
Pinto took advantage of the occasion to make Roger Ibanez available to a number of clubs headquartered in England’s capital.
The Roma chief has held talks with Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and also West Ham for the 23-year-old, twice-capped Brazil international.
However, despite the fact that Spurs in particular are ‘very intrigued,’ their admiration for Ibanez is not quite matched by their assessment of his price tag. Tottenham will only spend £17 million, probably for reasons that start with “D” and end with “aniel Levy.” Much less than the £30 million transfer fee Roma (Roma Giallorossi) are demanding. Postecoglou and Tottenham favor Roger Ibanez Good news! Pinto is probably going to drop his demands. In order to relieve their financial strains, Roma are under pressure to sell at least one important player. And Ibanez may now be their most marketable asset. especially in light of Tammy Abraham’s extended absence due to an ACL injury.
Then again, there remains an almighty gap that must be bridged between Spurs’ valuation and that of Roma’s.
And while Levy has spoken publicly about his plan to back new coach Ange Postecoglou in the transfer market, last week’s curious – almost parody-like – £50 million double-bid for Leicester City duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes had a ‘leopards never change their spots’ kind of feel to it (Daily Mail).
Ibanez is allegedly a favorite of Postecoglou’s. Ibanez, a sophisticated, ball-playing center back, would fit his proactive gameplan far more than someone like Eric Dier. Former Roma defender Vincent Candela tells Corriere dello Sport that Ibanez has the potential to become one of the top defenders in the world. But he needs to improve his focus.
Regardless of all this, a few days ago there has been a new lead that Tottenham has indeed decided to pay full amount to the detriment of west ham and Chelsea
An official offer might be made “within a few days,” according to reports that Tottenham have intensified their efforts to buy a top Serie A center-back. Ange Postecoglou is set to prioritize the acquisition of a new central defender this summer, along with a goalkeeper and a creative midfielder, in what will be a busy coming few months in north London.
Alessandro Bastoni and Gleison Bremier’s potential signings appear to be off the table as a result of the club’s inability to secure any European football for the upcoming season, but Italian outlet Roma Giallorossa has provided an update on the club’s interest in Roger Ibanez of Roma.
The site asserts in an exclusive report that Spurs have “intensified” their contacts in the “last few hours” and that it’s even likely that an official offer would emerge “within a few days.” Currently,
it’s said that Jose Mourinho’s team is asking for between €30 and €35 million to let Ibanez go, though Roma Giallorossa adds that a sum of between €25 and €30 million could be sufficient to recruit the player.The promising 24-year-old is reportedly being “monitored” by both Spurs and West Ham, two London rivals, although Postecoglou’s team is the clear favorite to recruit him.