Sociedad target replacement, as Spurs talks for Kane replacement intensify

By | 23rd January 2020

Real Sociedad are understood to be keen on signing Mariano Diaz to replace Willian Jose, who is heading to London for talks with Tottenham.

Marca say the LaLiga club are keen on 26-year-old Real Madrid forward Diaz with Jose believed to be keen on sealing a deal with Spurs.

AS reported on Wednesday night that Jose was heading for London for a medical with Tottenham, and although they may well have jumped the gun, Spurs are understood to be negotiating hard for the player.

Spurs chief Daniel Levy is apparently not keen to meet Jose’s €70m release clause and is hoping to negotiate a better deal for the former Real Madrid man.

ESPN report that “Jose is pushing for a move to London”, but Tottenham are looking at striking a deal for the 28-year-old, who is Sociedad’s top scorer with eight goals in 21 games.

He was left out of Wednesday’s squad as Sociedad defeated Espanyol 2-0 in the Copa del Rey, with the club tweeting the forward had asked not to be picked until his future was resolved.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is searching for a replacement for Harry Kane, who will not play again until April after injuring his hamstring.



Last week it was suggested Krzysztof Piatek was on Spurs’ radar, while deals for Islam Slimani – currently on loan at Monaco – Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic and Porto’s Ze Luis have also been linked.

However, El Diario Vasco [via Sport Witness] claimed Mourinho’s No 1 option was Brazilian striker Jose, with the Basque newspaper claiming officials from Tottenham have already been in contact with the LaLiga outfit over a prospective deal.

That has since moved on with reports claiming the player, who is contracted until 2024, is all set to undergo a medical at Spurs, and a deal could be concluded if Levy and Sociedad can agree on a a fee.


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