Spurs set for Capel swoop
Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be on the verge of signing Diego Capel from Sevilla.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 29/05/08 9:13am
Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be on the verge of signing Diego Capel from Sevilla after agreeing terms with the player and meeting his buy-out clause.
The North London club are poised to confirm a deal to bring the left-sided starlet to White Hart Lane having met the 15million euros (£12m) asking price, according to Diario de Sevilla.
A deal may have been wrapped up by now had Tottenham not requested that the two clubs split the resulting tax bill, which totals almost 2.5m euros.
Sevilla were desperate for Capel to sign a new deal that would see his buy-out clause increase dramatically, but disagreements between the player's agents and club president José Maria del Nido prevented talks from taking place.
One of Capel's representatives is Rene Ramos, brother of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, and he along with Pedro Bravo could push through the deal that would see their client triple his current salary in the Premier League.
Tottenham are believed to have agreed a four-year deal with the 20-year-old and he is keen to work with Spurs boss Juande Ramos once again after rising to prominence under him in Spain.
Capel's buy-out clause before he had played 40 league games for the club was 12m euros and that was when the Premier League outfit first made contact and put forward their contract proposal to Ramos and Bravo.