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Standard: Spurs cool on Willian Jose, will stay at Sociedad

Another striker that Tottenham will not sign.

Espanyol V Real Sociedad Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur’s January transfer window has been unusually active this year under Jose Mourinho, but it’s starting to tail off into more like what we’ve come to expect in January. Specifically, it’s looking more and more like Spurs are not going to sign a striker in this window — the Evening Standard is reporting now that Tottenham have given up on signing Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose and won’t meet the club’s asking price of €30m.

Honestly? That’s fine. Willian Jose strikes me as one of those “warm body” kind of signings that might do a job but is almost definitely not worth spending upwards of £27m. It’s why Spurs were working so hard to get him on a loan instead of a permanent.

I’m sure Willian Jose is fine and could probably knock the ball around near the box. He might even be better than that, I don’t know. What I do know is that he’s not worth the prices that Sociedad is asking for him, so I’m quite fine with this rumor going away.