Tottenham’s hopes of signing Willian Jose on transfer deadline have been dealt a blow with Real Sociedad seemingly ruling out a deal.
Jose has been one of the names linked with a move to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in recent weeks as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options following the serious injury suffered to Harry Kane.
Kane hobbled from the field in the New Years Day draw with Southampton, the England international suffering a torn hamstring, with medical experts having suggested he could be out for the remainder of the season, even though the North London club initially saying he will be out until April.
Spurs have already brought in Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven, but have continued to be linked with a number of more natural central strikers.
Poland international Krzysztof Piatek was heavily linked, though has since moved to Hertha Berlin, and it seems likely they will not be signing Willian Jose either, with Real Sociedad ruling out any departures other than that of midfielder, Ruben Pardo.
ℹ️ En este último día de mercado se está trabajando para cerrar la salida del Club de @RubenPardo.
En el mercado invernal no habrá más movimientos en la actual plantilla. #AurreraReala
— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) January 31, 2020
The tweet translates to: “This last market day is working to close the exit of the Club @RubenPardo. In the winter market there will be no more movements in the current template.”
They followed up with a tweet that said: “The illusion and ambition in the remainder of the season is maximum and that leads us to look for the stability of this template until the end of the season.”
Manchester United were also linked with the 28-year-old-forward, though according to Sky Sports, they rejected the chance to take him to Old Trafford on loan until the end of the season, the Red Devils on the lookout for a replacement for Marcus Rashford who suffered a double back stress fracture.
United have instead been linked with Bournemouth’s Josh King, though a bid of around £20 million was rejected by the struggling Cherries overnight.