Tottenham Hotspur was busy on the final day of the January transfer window. To improve their squad, the north London club landed a swoop of Juventus duo Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, preparing to fight for an FA Cup and top-four spot.
However, the transfer to bring in the Uruguayan midfielder did have a bump in the road that could’ve been an embarrassing moment for Spurs.
The details from the media outlet revealed that Bentancur’s lawyers a document prepared for the Porto winger, who snubbed a move to the north London club in favor of Liverpool a few days prior.
Although the deal eventually materialized, Record notes the mix-up ‘surprised’ many people implicated in the transaction. Nonetheless, Spurs finalized the signing for Bentancur on deadline day for a fee of €19 million with €6 million in add-ons.