Report: Swindon reject £1.9m bid for ex-Spurs midfielder Massimo Luongo

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Swindon Town have reportedly snubbed a £1.9m bid from an unnamed Turkish team for their star midfielder Massimo Luongo.

According to the Swindon Advertiser, Swindon Town have rejected a bid of €2.5m (£1.9m) for their star midfielder Massimo Luongo.

Luongo, 22, is one of the Robins' star players, and is currently away on international duty, playing a key role as Australia bid for Asia Cup glory.

The talented playmaker joined Swindon initially on loan from Tottenham Hotspur in March 2013, before making his move permanent just five months later.

Spurs sold him for just £400,000 then, yet 18 months on, he's worth over £2m to Swindon as they bid to earn promotion to the Championship.

The League One outfit are flying under manager Mark Cooper, and Luongo has been an integral player in their ascent to second place in the table.

They are therefore reluctant to let Luongo leave, and have subsequently turned down a £1.9m bid from an unnamed Turkish club for his services this week.

With Mauricio Pochettino handing opportunities to young players such as Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane at Tottenham, you have to wonder whether Spurs slightly regret selling him for such a small amount, whilst he could have thrived under Pochettino if they'd only hung onto him for another 12 months.

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