Massimo Luongo confirms Tottenham can buy him back for just £400k

Swindon Town

The Swindon Town midfielder recently won the MVP award at the AFC Asian Cup.

Australia won the AFC Asian Cup this month, after defeating South Korea in the final. The game, played at the Sydney ANZ Stadium, saw Australia win 2-1 after extra time and a former Tottenham Hotspur youngster continued to put his name on the international map.

Swindon Town star Massimo Luongo had an excellent competition and he scored the opening goal of the game. He smashed home a strike from outside the box and had the rowdy home support up on their feet. It was his second goal of the competition and his form has captured attention. He was later crowned the MVP of the entire competition.

Flic Wiltshire reported that Wolves, Brentford and Sevilla were all interested in the player, who once captained the likes of Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Danny Rose in the Tottenham youth teams.

Now the player himself has admitted that his future probably lies away from Swindon. He also revealed that Tottenham can buy him back from The Robins, for the same fee they sold him for.

He told SBS's The World Game: “They (Spurs) could buy me for what they sold me for, but obviously I am not in their plans, which is fine.

"With how well it went at the Asian Cup, it’s probably the right time for me to move on - and maybe look for a new challenge.

"If we get promoted then that would be a new challenge but it’s probably leaning towards me moving elsewhere.

"If nothing comes of it, then I’d be happy to stay on at Swindon."

Luongo was sold to Swindon in 2013 for a fee that the League One club confirmed was in the region of £400,000 - which would be an absolute bargain if Tottenham were to consider bringing him back to the club.

Luongo confirmed he would like to stay in England, but also has his eyes on a move abroad: "I’d love to stay in England but I wouldn’t cross a move abroad off the list because there are different cultures out there and that's exciting, whether you are talking about the Bundesliga, La Liga or Serie A.

"I would relish the chance to play in one of those leagues. I know that there has been some talk of Spain and Germany and that’s interesting to me. Meanwhile, I will just keep doing what I am doing."

The central-midfielder joined Tottenham in 2011 after a successful trial. Luongo played just one time for Tottenham, featuring in a League Cup defeat against Stoke City back in 2011. It was a tie he would want to forget - his missed penalty cost Spurs the game.

He spent time on loan at Ipswich Town and Swindon Town during his Spurs career, before agreeing a permanent move to The Robins in 2013 - where he is now a firm fan favourite and first-team regular.

But at £400,000? Spurs would be foolish not to roll the dice.

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