According to Portugal newspaper Jornal de Noticas (printed edition, page 53, June 20, 2017), Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a second bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva (click here to read more).
It has been reported that Tottenham’s initial offer in the region of €20m (£17.5m) for the midfielder was not enough, and that with Sporting seeking around €30m (£26m), the North London outfit are preparing a second bid.
Silva is a good player with a lot of experience, but spending £26m on a 28-year-old who has played his entire professional career in Portugal would be a massive mistake from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
True, the Portugal international is a good midfielder and won the European Championship in 2016, but is he a player that Tottenham need?
Spurs have a pretty stable and settled midfield lineup, and Silva is not going to be an instant starter for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Would it make sense to spend £26m on a 28-year-old who is likely to end up as a substitute and as an impact player?
Answers on a postcard, please!