Tottenham Hotspur wanted to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore, but came nowhere near a deal on transfer deadline.
Nuno Espirito Santo wanted to sign Traore having worked with him at Wolves, whilst director of football Fabio Paratici is also a big fan.
Tottenham had a loan offer for the Spaniard rejected last week, and some wondered whether that was the end of the matter.
However, Tottenham did make a £30million bid for Traore according to The Athletic, which was unsurprisingly rejected as it was well short of the £50million asking price.
Fans aren’t exactly impressed with the news of this offer, and the annoyance in the Tottenham fanbase seems to be two-fold.
Some think the offer was ‘laughable’ and ‘embarrassing’ because it never had a real chance of convincing Wolves into a deal.
There’s a feeling that Tottenham simply made a cash bid well short of the asking price in order to make it look like they tried to make a move happen.
Others are annoyed because chairman Daniel Levy expects other clubs to pay top dollar for Tottenham players, but then sanctions bids for potential signings that are well short of what’s needed.
Fabio Paratici is leading Tottenham’s offers at this point, but expecting a club to sell for £20million less than the asking price hasn’t exactly gone down well when Levy would never do that himself.