News today from Yannick Djalo’s agent that both Tottenham and Newcastle have made offers over €5M (£4.2) for the Sporting Club striker.
Yannick Djalo – 24 year-old Sporting Club forward
The 24-year-old forward has been linked with a move away from Sporting Club, since the Portuguese club needs to reduce their debts this summer, and will sell some of their players to reduce that debt.
Djalo is a product of Sporting’s Youth Academy, and has been at the Lisbon club since 2007, when he moved from Estação.
Lionel da Silva is Djalo’s agent, and has said there is plenty of interest from Premiership clubs in his client, and thinks Sporting will do a deal for about €2M (£1.7M) more than Newcastle have already offered.
Lionel told the Record today:
“Sporting will let him leave for a fee in the region of €7-8M.” “The offers we have in our hands, from Tottenham and Newcastle, are over the €5M mark.”
“Therefore, given the difference at stake, I believe this matter will be solved quickly. We have been much more distant before.”
Of course take that statement with a pinch of salt, because Lionel da Silva gets paid when the deal is done, and it’s his job to somehow get these deals moved closer to completion.
We don’t know if Newcastle will bid any higher for the Portuguese forward, since they seem to have other irons in the fire.