Speaking to UOL Esporte, the father of Jonathan Calleri, Guillermo, has denied claims that his son is heading to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham are in the market to sign a new striker this summer in order to provide backup to star man Harry Kane and it was recently claimed by the Sun that Spurs had identified Argentinean striker Jonathan Calleri as their main target.
According to some reports, Tottenham already had a verbal agreement in place to sign Calleri and that the 22-year-old was on the verge of arriving at White Hart Lane.
To quash the rumours though, Calleri’s father, Guillermo, has gone on to state that there have been no concrete offers on the table for the striker and added that the 22-year-old could potentially stay put at current club São Paulo.
Calleri told UOL Esporte, “The truth is they are all rumours. When there’s something concrete, with official bids, we’ll sit to analyse, then we’ll take a decision.
“There’s also on the table the possibility of staying at São Paulo, because the affection that [the fans] show for him is very beautiful. It’s something real, they show all the time, it’s beautiful. [Winning the Copa Libertadores] here would be a dream."
Guillermo’s recent comments certainly come as a surprise as it was actually him who had claimed that Calleri had already agreed a deal with Tottenham a couple of days ago.
The transfer saga is certainly a peculiar one and it will be interesting to see if indeed Calleri ends up at Tottenham this summer.