Tottenham are in the market for an injury-plagued prospect.
“Brentford’s bid to sign Antonio Nusa has stalled, opening the door for Tottenham to make a move for the player,” reports TeamTalk in the UK.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for Antonio Noussa in recent days. The 2005 Club Brugge striker, who plays on the left wing, has attracted interest from big clubs for his dribbling ability.
Tottenham were keen on Nusa, who has already been playing for Brugge since the 2021-2022 season. Given his destructive power and age, it was thought that he could be developed as a long-term replacement for captain Son Heung-min.
European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano said: “Tottenham and Brugge have reached a new deal. Spurs are aware of the interest from other clubs and want to push the deal as far as possible. However, Noussa wants to stay at Brugge until the end of the season.” Tottenham’s intention to sign Noussa was confirmed. Other English Premier League (EPL) clubs have since joined the race to sign Nusa.
Noosa’s choice was Brentford, not Tottenham. Romano said: ‘The deal will be done for a total of €30 million. The player is positive and ready to join, and Nusa will stay in Brugge until June and join Brentford in June. ‘It’s just a matter of formalities now,’ said Nusa, confirming that he chose Brentford over Tottenham.
However, the transfer took an unexpected twist. According to global sports outlet The Athletic, Noussa’s move to Brentford was halted after a medical revealed knee and back injuries. “The knee injury looks like it has the potential to turn into something quite serious,” said reporter Ben Jacobs, suggesting that the deal could be canceled.
Despite his injury problems, Tottenham are reportedly considering a move for Noosa, who could be developed into Son Heung-min’s successor.
According to TeamTalk, ‘Tottenham remain big fans of Noussa’s potential. Given the number of wingers Postecoglou already has, it may be difficult for Noussa to get game time at Spurs immediately. However, that doesn’t mean that Tottenham aren’t still considering a move for Noussa, as the club could be a strong candidate to sign him again if Brentford and Noussa fail to resolve his medical issues.
Spurs are torn between current injuries and future value. If they do decide to bring him back in hopes of succeeding Son Heung-min, there will be even more interest in his development.