Uruguay international Sebastian Caceres has given Tottenham Hotspur the ‘green light’ for a January move, and the Premier League giants can sign the Club America defender for just over £6.5 million.
South American specialist Tim Vickery, speaking to talkSPORT last week, will have left Tottenham Hotspur fans in no doubt about what to expect if Sebastian Caceres ends up in North London.
“Either the ball gets passed or the man gets passed, but not both,” Vickery says with a laugh.
Caceres is a typical Uruguay centre-half in many ways. Caceres, a man cut from Cristian Romero’s cloth, enjoys sticking the boot in and putting his body on the line, even if his average of one yellow card every four games in Mexico’s top flight suggests that he, like a certain Argentine, would benefit from tempering his aggression at times.
Spurs make a ‘offer’ for Sebastien Caceres.
Newcastle and Manchester United are also said to be interested.
Tottenham, on the other hand, appears to be farther down the road in their pursuit of the hard-tackling, granite-carved 24-year-old. The suspension of Romero, the injury of Micky van de Ven, and the uncertainty surrounding Eric Dier highlight Ange Postecoglou’s lack of defensive depth.
“Tottenham has made an official offer to Club America.” “There is a ‘green light’ from the agent and the player,” writes X reporter Fernando Esquivel.
Tottenham want to sign Caceres in January, according to Esquivel. Club America is expected to respond to the ‘offer’ in the coming days.
Meanwhile, fellow reporter Jonatan Pena believes the bidding will begin at £6.5 million, a potential bargain for a player who has quickly established himself as one of Uruguay’s first names on the squad sheet under famous head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
“Sebastian Caceres wants to go to Europe as soon as possible,” Pena said. “We reiterate: Club America will not give him away.” They now demand a minimum of $8 million.”
The explanation for Caceres’ low price is straightforward. His Club America contract will expire in 13 months, and there appears to be little interest in extending it.