Tottenham offer 'was not good enough', claims summer transfer target

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Villarreal defender Mateo Masucchio has spoken out on his failed move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur’s reported summer transfer target Mateo Musacchio has told reporters he wasn’t tempted by the Premier League outfit’s proposal.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was on a mission to improve his backline this summer and reportedly earmarked his Argentine compatriot Musacchio as his number one target.

The 24-year-old central defender looked odds-on to move to White Hart Lane as a £21 million fee was reportedly discussed and Villarreal boss Marcelino Garcia Toral conceded that losing his star player would be difficult.

Such a deal, however, failed to materialise and Musacchio has since told reporters of his happiness to remain at Villarreal whilst also explaining that the Spurs offer wasn’t good enough.

"I'm comfortable here, I never said I wanted to go, and I never forced the situation. This is my home, I’ve been here from very young, I'm comfortable here and thus had no need to leave the team.” He said, quoted by the Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo.

"When you get offers they must be good for the club and for the player. In this case it was not good enough for either of us, so in the end it did not happen and I'm still here.”

"My head is here, from the outset it was clear that I would continue to give one hundred percent, as I have always done."

After missing out on Musacchio, Tottenham Hotspur turned to another Argentine centre-back in Federico Fazio, signing him on a four-year deal.

The towering 6ft 5inch defender proved to be a cheaper alternative as the North Londoners shelled out £8 million on the former Sevilla star.

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