Reporter hints ‘financial battle’ could deter Spurs from signing 22-year-old midfielder – Spurs Web

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Dean Jones has claimed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would not want to be involved in a “financial battle” for Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.

Kamara is currently set to leave Marseille as a free agent at the end of the season with any hope of an extension on his seemingly slim contract (Jeunes Footeux).

Goal reports that Spurs have joined Manchester United and Southampton in keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, while Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich also remain in the conversation.

While a free transfer is currently the likeliest move for Kamara, a signing on bonuses and agent fees could make for a heavy deal for the clubs involved.

As such, Jones believes the competition and inevitable expense will be enough to deter Spurs chief Levy, who may retire from the race altogether.

He told GiveMeSport: “This guy is currently linked with almost every club in Europe. So it’s probably going to come down to a financial tussle.

“And at the end of the day, Daniel Levy usually doesn’t like getting involved in that because you end up paying more than the odds.”

Kamara, who can be deployed in central midfield and in defence, has totaled over 150 appearances for Marseille since joining the fold in 2016 (Transfermarkt).

Boosts web opinion

Even though the midfield is slightly crowded at Tottenham at the moment, Kamara would certainly be a welcome addition given his versatility.

The fee will be a bit of an issue considering he’ll be a free agent, but the fact that he’s so talented means it could be an interesting deal to pursue.

But if the spending is excessive, then Levy will be the first to feel it and hold back.

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