Medical booked after Tottenham agree terms of £40,000-a-week midfielder deal - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Ryan Mason is set to undergo a Sunderland medical as he puts the finishing touches to a move from Tottenham, according to a report.
The Northern Echo claim the Black Cats have agreed an £8million fee with Spurs and to match Mason’s £40,000-a-week pay demands.
It is said that the terms of the transfer are now settled as Mason prepares to become a new Sunderland signing before Wednesday’s cut-off.
This will be a blow to Hull, who agreed an £8million deal with Tottenham to sign Mason but do not have an agreement with the player.
Sky journalist Tim Thornton claimed on his personal Twitter account last Friday that Mason was speaking to another club despite Spurs and Hull agreeing a fee.
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I understand Hull have agreed a fee and offered terms to Ryan Mason. He is now speaking to another club #hcafc
— Tim Thornton (@TimThornton3) August 26, 2016
That club now appears to be Sunderland, who have been working on several deal to improve their midfielder options.
Mason still has four years left on his current Spurs contract, but is deemed surplus to requirements after being unused from the bench in the club’s opening two matches of the season and was not in the matchday squad for the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday.
The Spurs youth graduate has fallen behind Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and new signing Victor Wanyama in the club’s pecking order.
The midfielder has had loan spells at five different clubs during his career, including a stint in France with Lorient.
He made his Tottenham debut against Dutch side NEC Breda in the UEFA Cup group stages in 2008, and has one England cap after he came on as a substitute against Italy in 2015.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a 19-year-old hat-trick hero has rejected a move to Spurs.