Transfer news: Mateo Musacchio explains decision to snub Tottenham

Image: Mateo Musacchio: Opted against entering into transfer talks with Tottenham

Mateo Musacchio claims to have turned down a move to Tottenham Hotspur as the terms on offer were unacceptable to him and Villarreal.

The Argentine centre-half was reported to be a target for Mauricio Pochettino as he stepped up his pursuit of defensive reinforcements.

An offer was put forward, with Musacchio prepared to listen to what Spurs had to say.

He was, however, quick to knock the Premier League side back, with Villarreal also reluctant to enter into discussions.

Having failed to make progress, Tottenham instead turned their attention to Sevilla’s Federico Fazio.

Musacchio has no complaints at having missed out on a move, with the 24-year-old still enjoying his football in Spain.

He told Estadio Deportivo: “I’m fine here. I never said I wanted to leave and I never forced the situation.

“This is my home. I’ve been here since I was very young, I am comfortable here and for that reason I didn’t feel the need to leave.

“When you get offers they have to be good for the club and for the player. In this case it wasn’t good enough for either, so in the end it didn’t happen and I’m carrying on here.

“My head is here. I was always certain that I would continue to give 100 per cent, like I always have.”

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