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Tottenham Still Confident Of Signing La Liga Star Despite Ownership Issues

Villarreal’s Musacchio still on Spurs’ wishlist.

Tottenham Hotspur are still confident of signing defender Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal this summer despite complications over third party ownership, according to the Mirror.

According to Sky Sports Spurs have agreed a £17m deal with the Spanish club over the transfer of the 23-year-old, but things have been complicated by his previous side River Plate.

They still retain a 35% share in Musacchio and want to make as much as they can from the sale, with talkSPORT reporting that the Argentine side have demanded he is sold for £39.5m.

Yet these complications are not expected to deter Tottenham and whilst they will not be paying the extortionate fee, are still believed to be closing in on a deal.

New manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to shore up he side’s leaky defence and sees fellow countryman Musacchio as the ideal candidate to come in and partner Jan Vertonghen at the back.

Villarreal boss Marcelino is also resigned to losing the Argentina international, but has admitted that there are problems between the three parties involved agreeing on a satisfactory outcome.

Musacchio would become the North Londoners’ fourth signing of the summer along with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm (both signed from Swansea City) and Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon).

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