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Portuguese outlet details the mix-up Tottenham had to finalize Rodrigo Bentancur transfer

By Eddie Razo -

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. 

According to Portuguese outlet Record (via Spurs Web), Tottenham reportedly sent Rodrigo Bentancur’s lawyers a contract with Luis Diaz’s name attached to it. 

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. 

Tags FC Porto Juventus Luis Diaz NewsNow Rodrigo Bentancur Tottenham Hotspur

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James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 year ago

It was reported in the Guardian or Independent that Spurs officials actually were flying out to Portugal to sign Diaz when the news came that Liverpool had made their move. I don’t believe he would ever have signed anyway for Spurs so doesn’t really matter.

Last edited 1 year ago by James McKevitt.
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
1 year ago

So let me get this straight.
A Portuguese outlet is reporting that papers transmitted from London to Turin(ish) had an incorrect name on them. Italians are not known for their discretion so why has this not leaked from Italy?

1 year ago

”Do you mind changing your name to Luis Diaz by deed poll? We had the shirt printed already”

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