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Mateo Musacchio Explains Why His Move To Tottenham Collapsed

The Argentine was one of Tottenham’s main transfer targets.

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Mateo Musacchio has claimed that he was close to joining Tottenham this summer but the move fell through because the North London club didn’t meet Villarreal’s demands, Goal.com reports.

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The Argentine was close to moving to White Hart Lane with Spurs offering Villarreal £15 million for the centre back. The Spanish clubs coach Marcelino claimed  that a deal was close to being completed however, days later the Premier League side switched their attention to Sevilla centre back Federico Fazio thereby ending their interest in Musacchio.

The central defender claims that he was nearly a Spurs player but the move fell through at the last minute.

Musacchio told Estadio Deportivo: “When you get offers, they have to be good for the club and for the player. In this case it wasn’t good enough for either so, in the end, it didn’t happen and I’m carrying on here.

“My head is here. I was always certain that I would continue to give 100 per cent, like I always have.

“I’m fine here. I never said I wanted to leave and I never forced the situation.

“This is my home. I’ve been here since I was very young, I am comfortable here and for that reason I didn’t feel the need to leave.”

Although Spurs weren’t as busy in the transfer market as they were last summer, they still signed several players that look to have improved their squad including Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon and Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier.

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