Spurs transfer target reportedly has a “potentially quite serious” knee problem
Journalist Ben Jacobs reports that Antonio Nusa’s planned transfer to Brentford appears to be over after the Norwegian player failed his medical examination with the Premier League team.
Spurs, who had discussed a trade with Club Brugge this month that would have seen Nusa stay on loan for the remainder of the 2023–24 season, were interested in the 18-year-old.
Jacobs has revealed on social networking site X that Nusa’s knee problem, which is thought to be significant, was discovered during the examination at Brentford, along with back and knee problems.
“Brentford’s deal for Antonio Nusa is now almost certainly off,” the writer stated. The cause was back and knee problems that came out during the exam. It is acknowledged that the knee problem could be very serious.
Has the failure of the Antonio Nusa deal given the Spurs a fortuitous escape?
Journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who has reported on X that Nusa has a fragment of loose cartilage in his knee and that his back problem is recurrent and requires management, corroborated the news of a failed medical examination.
Brentford appears to have had a fortunate escape, as Sky Sports reports that the North Londoners were prepared to pay a £25 million price in order to get Nusa before Tottenham.
It would have been awful to recruit another player who would have need additional time on the sidelines given the injury concerns Ange Postecoglou has faced this season.