Tottenham move for Denis Suarez makes passing on Everton ace Sandro look like madness

Sandro Ramirez of Everton during a pre-season friendly match between Everton and Sevilla at Goodison Park on August 6, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Tottenham have made a move for Denis Suarez, which makes their decision not to push for Everton ace Sandro seem mind boggling.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (16/8 p16), Tottenham Hotspur are making a move for £27 million rated Denis Suarez.

Suarez is a Barcelona player who spent last season out on loan at Villarreal.

The £27 million fee would be a high one considering Barcelona paid just £2.5 million 12 months ago to re-sign him, having previously let him leave a year earlier.

Denis Suarez (R) of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Filipe Luis (2ndR) of Atletico de Madrid and his teammate Nicolas Gaitan (L) during the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg match...

It is also substantially more than the fee Everton paid to sign Sandro, a similar player with an even better track record.

Sandro scored 16 times for Malaga last season after leaving Barcelona permanently, prompting Everton to trigger a £5.2 million clause in his contract.

He is a low cost gamble, who at 22-years-old has his best years ahead of him.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton during a pre-season friendly match between Everton and Sevilla at Goodison Park on August 6, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Denis Suarez is a year older, and scored just three times in La Liga last season.

He prefers to play a little deeper than Sandro, but Tottenham's need is more for a forward like Sandro who can come inside from the flanks as opposed to an attacking midfielder.

Tottenham are usually prudent in the transfer market, and missing out on Sandro in itself could be classed as an error.

Paying more than five times the price to land a less productive player of the same age and experience would highlight it even further.

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