Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano says Tottenham launched a late loan offer for Eder Militao in the final week of the January transfer window.
The London outfit failed to make a single signing last month, but it seems as though they were keen to bolster their defence, with the £44m Real Madrid man being touted as a target for quite a while.
Despite numerous reports claiming that Spurs weren’t actually all that interested in the Brazilian, Romano now says that they tried to bring him in in the final week of the window.
“Yes, and we mentioned about Militao many times in the past few weeks, and the Tottenham possibility, and what we can say is that Tottenham were really interested in Militao,” Romano said.
“They were asking for him on a loan with a buy option and no obligation to buy, only a buy option in the last week of transfers, but Madrid said always no, only because they have a no centre-backs with a lot of injuries and the covid situation, so they were preferring to keep this player, and that’s why it was so complicated.”
This is very interesting to hear.
Tottenham clearly wanted a player through the door if they were asking for Militao on loan, but in the end they didn’t end up getting anyone.
We have to wonder, what would this deal going through have meant in the wider context of Spurs squad?
Tottenham are right on the edge of their foreign player limit, so signing any new stars would have meant unregistering another player, or even letting someone go, and if they bid for Militao, there surely must have been a plan in place for that.
Of course, it’s redundant now as a deal never came to fruition, but this is certainly an interesting update.