Real Sociedad’s Brazilian ahead Willian Jose gestures in the course of the Spanish league soccer match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF on the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on January 5, 2020.
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Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose withdrew from the squad to face Espanyol on Wednesday amid hypothesis he’s near becoming a member of Tottenham.
Willian Jose has been key to la Real’s robust first half of the season in La Liga however requested the membership to be faraway from the squad to face Espanyol within the final 32 of the Copa del Rey.
“Last minute change to the squad: Lobete (number 35) comes in instead of Willian Jose. The forward has asked the club to be left out until his situation is clarified,” learn a message posted on Real Sociedad’s official Twitter account.
AS and Marca had each reported on Wednesday afternoon that solely the ultimate particulars of the switch have been nonetheless to be agreed between the Spanish facet and Spurs.
The 28-year-old’s contract, which he signed in 2018, incorporates a 70-million euro launch clause however it’s unlikely Tottenham would pay the total quantity.
Willian Jose has scored eight targets in 22 video games this season. The Brazilian can be tasked with filling the void at Spurs left by the injured Harry Kane.