Goal confirms that for the 23-year-old ‘s signing, the Tottenham has had regular discussions with the entourage of Flamengo midfielder Gerson, with the Premier League side ready to pay £ 16 million ($20 m).

It is understood, however, that the Brazilian club has no intention of selling one of their star men, and the player himself seems keen for his development under Jorge Jesus, who recently signed a one-year contract extension to stay in his homeland.

Jesus requested the Brasileiro champions last season to retain the services of his main players, with the club seeking to make a raft of sales to ease the financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic ‘s financial effects.

As such, Spurs’ £16m bid will not be accepted by the board, and Gerson has no problems with that decision as he is keen to continue his good form under his current coach in a bid to get a call-up from the Brazil national team.

It could be of little surprise that the player isn’t trying to secure a move to Europe, having undergone a nightmare spell at Roma after turning down Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal’s offers to compete for a position at Olimpico Stadium.


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