Tottenham Hotspur wanted Carlos Abad in 2015; why did they miss out?

General view outside Wembley stadium before the match

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Tenerife goalkeeper Carlos Abad in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Carlos Abad in the summer transfer window, according to Marca.

According to the report. Abad will return to his parent club Tenerife after spending the past two seasons on loan at Real Madrid Castilla.

It has been reported that Madrid have decided against paying the €3 million (£2.65m) purchase clause in the goalkeeper’s contract, and that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing him.

General view outside Wembley stadium before the match

Abad is 21 years of age and is a good goalkeeper; one suspects that Tottenham are looking at him as a potential second-choice or third-choice custodian.

Hugo Lloris is Tottenham’s first-choice goalkeeper at the moment while Michel Vorm is his back-up, meaning that Abad will be behind them in the pecking order if he does move to Spurs in the summer transfer window as things stand at the moment.

General view outside Wembley stadium before the match

This is not the first time that the North London outfit have been linked with the Spanish youngster. Back in January 2015, talkSPORT reported of Tottenham’s interest in Abad.

At the time, it was reported that Spurs had shown interest in the youngster along with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester City.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side missed out on the youngster as Tenerife offered Abad a new contract with better teams, according to the report.

As reported by Football Espana, Abad signed a new contract with Tenerife in July 2015 and soon moved to Madrid on a two-year loan deal to play for their youth team.

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