Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos has taken his time, but he has finally turned his eye back to his old club. The Spaniard has cast a look over a few members of his ex-Sevilla team and finally made a move this week.
Ramos submitted a bid for 20-year-old wiger Diego Capel, who is valued at around £14million. Sevilla showed they had no intention of letting one of their prize assests move to White Hart Lane by rejecting the bid.
Capel has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave should an offer of a certain value come in, but this applies only to Spanish clubs, meaning the Rojiblancos were free to bat away Tottenham’s advances, as president Jose Maria del Nido told the club’s official website:
He has a clause in his contract which is only valid for a Spanish team.
We do not negotiate with any figure less than that. Tottenham made a superior bid and we said no.
Capel is highly regarded at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, but it is thought that he does have his price. Ramos will have to go higher than the reported £12m bid he lodged this week to capture one of the youngsters that flourished under his guidance.