Report: Spurs may submit another bid after opening offer for attacker was rejected

Goal Brazil have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur could launch another offer for Pepe after Porto turned down the North London club’s opening bid for the winger.

While most transfer pursuits are well-documented by media outlets these days, with every single development widely reported on, there are a select few that completely take everyone by surprise.

Spurs’ interest in Pepe was one of those, with ABola reporting out of the blue on Wednesday that the Lilywhites had made an offer of an initial €45m (£38.6m) plus a further €15m (£12.8m) in add-0ns, which was turned down by Porto.

The publication claimed that the Portuguese club had made it clear to the Premier League side that they would have to pay the winger’s €75m (£64.3m) release clause to sign him

Tottenham have not given up on signing Pepe
Goal have now also reported on Spurs’ failed offer for Pepe but they remark that the North London side have not given up their pursuit of the 26-year-old.

The report states that Tottenham may make another offer to test Porto’s resolve before the transfer window slams shut.

However, the outlet adds that Pepe is seen as a key player by Sergio Conceicao’s men and it is revealed that the player’s former club, Gremio, are owed 12.5 per cent of any fee that the Portuguese side receives for the wide-man.

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There is no doubt that Tottenham see Pepe as an alternative to Brennan Johnson as the Brazilian has similar characteristics to the 22-year-old and is just as if not even more versatile.

I suspect that Spurs tested the waters for the Porto star owing to Nottingham Forest’s unwillingness to drop their asking price for Johnson.


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