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Tottenham Hotspur: Duncan Castles discusses Jesus Corona interest

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Football journalist Duncan Castles has been sharing some insight regarding the latest player to be linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

This comes after Castles hosted a recent episode of The Transfer Window podcast, where he spoke about a range of transfer-related topics.

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On the subject of Tottenham, Castles had this to say about their interest in FC Porto Jesus Corona.

He said: “I can tell you that Tottenham are also interested in a player in Portugal – Jesus Corona, right- at FC Porto, just a year left on his contract and a position that Tottenham would like to strengthen if they can move out players.

“They’ve put Erik Lamela on the market and Lucas Moura on the market hoping to receive transfer fees and reduce the wage bill.”

Porto signed Corona back in the 2015 summer transfer window from Dutch side FC for a fee of £9.45 million.

Since then, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £27 million, has made a total of 269 appearances for the Portuguese club across all competitions, in which he has managed to score 31 goals and provide 68 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Duncan Castles’ comments on Spurs’ interest in Corona…

Given how Corona managed to earn himself a fairly decent overall season rating of 7.07/10 for his league performances last season, making him the fourth-highest-rated player to have started more than three matches according to WhoScored, it’s easy to see why Spurs are reportedly interested in signing him this summer.

With it recently being reported that Spurs are working on a swap deal with Sevilla that would potentially see Erik Lamela leave the club and Bryan Gil move to north London, perhaps the club sees Corona as a potential replacement for Moura, judging by what Castles had to say.

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However, with Corona being the same age as Moura, the club would presumably have to see the Porto as a significant improvement on the Brazilian if they want him to replace him, with the 28-year-old only managing to earn himself an overall season rating of 6.63/10 last season (per WhoScored).

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