Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking on the latest edition of the Gold & Guest talk Tottenham podcast to discuss all things transfer-related.
Who would you rather see Spurs sign this summer?
Amid claims suggesting a deal could be difficult to get over the line, Gold provided his understanding on why Inter may have prioritised Chelsea’s deal for Lukaku.
“From what I understand, Tottenham believed they were getting towards an agreement in principle, really, for a fee over Lautaro Martinez, and then the Lukaku situation happened.
“I think in purely football terms, you’d probably want to keep Lukaku more. But I can understand if you’re a club that is in very dire financial straits, getting £100m in rather than [a deal with add-ons].
“That’s the thing with add-ons, Tottenham are very good at loading up their transfer deals either in a way where the structure means they don’t have to pay too much to begin with, or the add-ons will give the other team much more money going forward. So I guess for a team like Inter, they probably need more of the money right now.”
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