12 goal Sandro would be Tottenham bargain at £5.1m, but they could have had him for free

Malaga forward Sandro shoots

The Spaniard was a free transfer just last summer after being released by Barcelona.

Malaga forward Sandro shootsMalaga forward Sandro shoots

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on the signature of Sandro Ramirez again. The Spanish forward has been in fine form for Malaga this term, since making the switch from Barcelona in the summer.

Sport.es is now reporting that Tottenham want to sign the player, who has a release clause of just £5.1 million.

That is of course an absolute bargain, especially considering he has scored 12 goals in 26 appearances in La Liga this season.

But the truth is, Tottenham could have had the player for a lot less. In fact, they could have had him for nothing.

Sandro only joined Malaga last summer and he did so on a free transfer following his release from former club Barcelona.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen

Throughout last year Tottenham were regularly linked with signing the spanish talent but no deal ever went ahead, with Spurs signing Vincent Janssen instead.

Sandro has looked far more like a Tottenham player than Janssen, who has struggled to adapt to English football, and the decision not to push for his free transfer could cost them £5.1 million to rectify this summer.

That is not a big fee for a club the size of Tottenham, but one that will still irritate a typically frugal Daniel Levy.

Sandro Ramirez at BarcelonaSandro Ramirez at Barcelona

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