Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly failed with a move for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
According to The Times, Tottenham Hotspur did want to sign Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and even offered Kyle Walker-Peters in a deal.
Spurs are facing major changes at right back this summer, as Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier may both be moved on to make way for new blood.
A few names have been mentioned, and it’s now believed that Tottenham wanted to land Palace star Wan-Bissaka, but were scared off by the money involved.
Spurs did make a clever swap bid though, offering up right back Walker-Peters in a part-exchange deal, but Palace rejected the offer to take Manchester United’s £50million bid instead.
It’s claimed that Walker-Peters could still end up at Palace though, as the Eagles are still interested in landing him as a replacement for Wan-Bissaka when his £80k-a-week United deal goes through.
Missing out on the 21-year-old Englishman is a major blow for Spurs, as he ticked all the right boxes. He’s young, he’s homegrown, he’s got huge potential, and he plays in a position where Spurs would love to have their first choice for the next five to ten years.
Wan-Bissaka could have been that player, but Spurs were allegedly put off the finances involved, whereas United were happy to cough up £50million and an £80,000-a-week contract.
Tottenham fans had been vocal on Twitter admitting that they wanted Wan-Bissaka to join, and missing out will be a bitter pill to swallow for supporters, especially if Walker-Peters still ends up going.