Spurs agree deal for Lyon starlet
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be closing in on Lyon forward Clinton N’Jie, according to L’Equipe.
The 21-year-old exploded onto the big stage last term, scoring 7 goals in 30 appearances, but it looks as though his spell with les Gones is drawing to a close.
Namely, with Mathieu Valbuena and Claudio Beauvue arriving at Stade Gerland, N’Jie has expressed his desire to leave and he is on the verge of joining Tottenham.
Spurs have reportedly agreed a €14 million deal with Lyon, with another €3 million depending on performance related bonuses.
The talented forward is, therefore, expected to complete his move to White Hart Lane in the coming days, and he could even be in the squad when Tottenham host Stoke on Saturday, where home win pays 8/11.
N’Jie boasts an impressive record in the Cameroon national team, having bagged 6 goals in 11 competitive appearances.
West Brom to sign German defender
Paderborn defender Uwe Hunemeier will be joining West Bromwich Albion in the coming days, the German side have confirmed.
The Baggies recently submitted a €2.7 million proposal for the experienced centre-back and his employers had no choice but to accept the offer.
“We had to accept the transfer offer for commercial reasons,” Paderborn president Wilfried Finke confessed to Bild.
“Especially since Uwe Hunemeier had a release clause in his contract until June 2016 that was effective from next winter and not that high.”
Uwe Hunemeier joined Paderborn two years ago from Energie Cottbus and he first helped the team gain promotion to the Bundesliga before impressing in the top flight.
The 29-year-old had come through the youth ranks at Borussia Dortmund, but only made five league appearances for the Millionaires.
Benfica close on Boca’s Meli
Argentine daily newspaper Ole has suggested that Benfica are stepping up their efforts to sign Boca Juniors midfielder Marcelo Meli.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form since joining the club from Colon and he is now heavily linked with a move to Europe.
Portuguese giants Benfica are attempting to negotiate a deal with his employers, who are holding out for $4 million.
Nevertheless, Ole believes that an offer in the region of $3 million could prove sufficient, especially since Colon chiefs are eager to get their share of the transfer.
Namely, Meli’s former club still owns 50% of the midfielder’s contract and they are pushing Boca Juniors to complete the transfer.
The talented midfielder has scored 4 goals in 39 competitive appearances this season and he is predicted a bright future in the game.