Galatasaray have rejected Tottenham’s first offer for Danish defender Victor Nelsson.
The Danish central defender, who joined Galatasaray from Copenhagen for a reported fee of €7 million, has a release clause set at €25 million in his contract.
A report from Takvim earlier this week linked Spurs with a strong interest in signing Nelsson during the summer transfer window.
It was even claimed that Galatasaray’s director, Erden Timur, traveled to London for talks with English clubs, including Tottenham, regarding the player’s potential transfer with Galatasaray willing to sell him for €25 million.
However, according to the latest update from Turkish outlet Sporx, Spurs have made an initial offer of €13 million for the defender. Unfortunately for Tottenham, Timur swiftly rejected the offer, conveying the club’s stance that they will not sell the player for anything less than his release clause value.
It is further claimed that Spurs are now expected to come back with a second offer in the coming days, indicating their determination to secure the services of the talented defender.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has earned a reputation for his tough negotiating tactics, often aiming to strike deals that are meant to be financially in the club’s favor. However, these tactics has often led to strained relationships with other clubs in the past.
Earlier this week, there were reports suggesting that Spurs risked losing out on the signing of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya to Chelsea due to Levy’s lowballing approach. Now, it seems that a similar situation may be unfolding in negotiations for Nelsson.