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Tottenham Hotspur Sent New Signing A Contract With The Wrong Players Name On It

Ryan Sidle

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Tottenham Hotspur Sent New Signing A Contract With The Wrong Players Name On It

Tottenham Hotspur managed to send a contract to a new signing that had the wrong name on it, instead leaving the name of a failed transfer target on.

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Spurs were linked with a number of players during the January transfer window, as Antonio Conte looked to put his mark on the team he'd taken charge of in November.

They didn't have everything their own way, as some of their top targets chose to move to other teams instead of Spurs, or stay in the seventh tier of English football as with Ollie Tanner.

After missing out on Adama Traore, with the Wolves man going on loan to Barcelona, and Luis Diaz, with Liverpool nipping in to sign the forward, Conte eventually ended up getting Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus.

Even one of those deals wasn't as easy as it might have been as, according to Portuguese outlet Record, via Sport Witness, claim that Diaz's name was left on the contract for Bentancur.

Journalist Sergio Krithinas claimed that the lawyer was left very 'surprised' when he saw the contract with the former Porto player's name was on the deal for his client, especially as the Colombian had signed for Liverpool already.

Bentancur would have been left bemused by his contract. Image: PA Images
Bentancur would have been left bemused by his contract. Image: PA Images

Diaz had initially been linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp's team but Spurs were actually the first team to make a bit for the Porto forward.

Instead he chose to take his business elsewhere and signed for Liverpool, to join the Reds' Premier League title push against Manchester City.

The 25-year-old has scored 14 goals in 18 league games for Porto this campaign and Liverpool fans will also be happy to know he's previously embarrassed Manchester United's Fred with a lovely bit of skill.

Did Spurs remember to change the other details from the contract to Diaz? Image: Alamy
Did Spurs remember to change the other details from the contract to Diaz? Image: Alamy

Spurs will be pleased that they managed to sign Bentancur and Kulusevski, even if they weren't their first choice signings, but did miss out on others.

Jesse Lingard, Franck Kessie and Yannick Carrasco were also reportedly desired by Conte in north London but each of them remained with their current clubs.

Meanwhile Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli all left the club in January, with the former MK Dons player leaving permanently and the rest on loan.

It remains to be seen if the winter's dealings have left Spurs more likely to finish in the top four come the end of the season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Transfers, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Liverpool, Juventus, FC Porto

Ryan Sidle
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