Tottenham Hotspur will allegedly not be moving for the young Nigerian defender.
It is being claimed that talks had been ongoing for several weeks to secure a summer move for the AS Trencin player but that Tottenham’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell pulled the plug on a potential deal after discovering it would be difficult for the player to secure a UK work permit.
The report also claims that there had been some disagreement regarding the potential transfer fee for Madu, with Slovakian side Trencin said to value him at around £1.9million.
Speaking to Supersport.com following the news, Madu is quoted as saying, “I was disappointed when my agent informed me that Tottenham had pulled out but life goes on. Every disappointment is a blessing.”
The report claims Tottenham’s chief scout Ian Broomfield is a big fan of the player and had travelled to watch him play on a number of occasions, informing Spurs chairman Daniel Levy of his potential.
Madu has featured 50 times for Trencin to date, scoring three goals and providing six assists in the process.
He has also been capped once for Nigeria but at least for now Tottenham appear to have taken a step back.