According to Fernando Esquivel, Club America have ‘rejected’ Tottenham’s offer of £3m plus a small sell-on clause for Sebastian Caceres.
The young Uruguayan center-back is highly rated by his club, as their valuation stands closer to €7m (~£6.1m), although they would potentially accept an offer of €5m (~£4.4m) with a larger sell-on clause.
Spurs have shown interest in the player for some time now, and the deal was initially thought to be completed quickly. With the current center-back dilemma at the club, however, it’s likely that Tottenham will persist in their pursuit of replacements, even despite the disagreement over value.
In the past, Ange has spoken on his preference for deals done early in the winter transfer window:
“My view on the January one is that if you can get your business done early in the window it certainly is more helpful…”
As such, it’s likely that Spurs and new Technical Director Johan Lange will look to get the deal wrapped up this month or early into the next.
Tottenham are without summer signing Micky van de Ven with a hamstring injury that will see him sidelined into the new year. Cristian Romero is also out of action serving a three-game suspension for a red card picked up against Chelsea.
In the game where both players left the pitch early, and in the first completely without their presence, Spurs have lost 4-1 (Chelsea) and 2-1 (Wolves) after previously going unbeaten across the first ten games.
New defensive signings will be key come January, and Caceres could be one of them.