Arthur Vermeeren, a teenage midfield player for Royal Antwerp, reportedly received a bid from Tottenham but rejected it.
The bulk of Europe’s top teams have been pursuing the 18-year-old potential this January; Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool are just a few of the teams linked to the £25 million-rated Vermeeren.
Tottenham has apparently been watching Vermeeren, who is a star midfielder for Antwerp in the UEFA Champions League, and has also been considering a move.
But according to De Standaard, Vermeeren declined Tottenham’s offer because he didn’t think he was ready for the Premier League yet.
With the report saying that the adolescent is poised to join Atletico Madrid, a move to Spain could be excellent for Vermeeren before making the move to England, and potentially Tottenham.
In fact, the midfield player is showing maturity by choosing to play in La Liga over the Premier League, and Tottenham may yet decide to recruit the Belgian player in the future if he continues to grow.
With time on their hands, Tottenham might eventually sign Arthur Vermeeren.
Tottenham’s Arthur Vermeeren
At 18, it’s easy to forget just how young Vermeeren actually is considering how much the midfielder has been in the spotlight as one of Antwerp’s best players.
Vermeeren’s youth may also work to Tottenham’s advantage, given that the midfielder will be leaving for a prestigious team like Atletico Madrid in January.
Furthermore, there’s a good probability Tottenham will make another attempt to recruit the teenager in the future because the La Liga team is frequently willing to sell for the proper price.