Tottenham are poised to make a €40 million bid for Edmond Tapsoba, with Bayer Leverkusen yet to decide about a sale.
According to Sport Bild via Sport Witness, Tottenham could launch a €40 million bid to sign key defensive target Edmond Tapsoba. The 24-year-old centre-back wants a move to England, but Bayer Leverkusen do not necessarily want to sell their important player, although a good offer could tempt the Bundesliga club. Edmond Tapsoba has been one of the consistent performers for Bayer Leverkusen over the years. He and some other stars are the club’s key asset, and the 24-year-old centre-back might look to leave the Bundesliga club for a move to England.
There has been interest in the defender, but nothing concrete has arrived on Bayer Leverkusen’s table. There have been rumblings about Tottenham’s interest in Tapsoba. But the north London club are yet to make any reliable offers for the 24-year-old centre-back.The report claims Bayer Leverkusen have no intention to sell Tapsoba in the current window. However, a good financial offer from suitors could help change the stance of the Bundesliga club. They are not overly adamant about the defender staying but could force the issue to bring better numbers to the table.
Widespread reports have insisted Tottenham are prioritising a move for Tapsoba in this window. After making attacking inclusions in James Maddison and Manor Solomon, new boss Ange Postecoglu wants to shake up his defensive ranks.
After disappointing performances from most defenders at the club, Postecoglu has come in with his idea of a shake-up. While Tapsoba remains a target, Tottenham are negotiating a move for Micky van de Ven and remains locked in discussions for Clement Lenglet. It is indicative that Spurs want more than one defender in this window. Now, they could lodge a bid for Tapsoba worth €40 million, although Leverkusen might look to seek more. The first offer might open the doors to properly discuss a move as the two sides could later reach a middle ground.
While Bayer Leverkusen’s reluctance to sell seems well-documented, all Spurs need to do is put money on the table to open direct talks. With Tapsoba keen on a move to England, Tottenham will hope they are the only suitors for the towering 24-year-old centre-back. The entry of others would complicate the chase, as Spurs consider the defender their priority target.