Striker makes emphatic decision after last-ditch Tottenham intervention - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham target Antonio Sanabria has snubbed a move to White Hart Lane and is set to complete a transfer to Real Betis on Thursday, according to reports.
Spanish publication Marca claim that the 20-year-old will turn down a move to the north London side despite a better offer from Tottenham and the lure of Champions League football.
It is said that Spurs agreed a fee with Sanabria’s club Roma but the young forward preferred a move to Spain despite Mauricio Pochettino’s personal intervention.
Sanabria has been convinced to join the Andalusian side by manager Gus Poyet after he was promised regular first team football.
The deal is expected to be completed on Thursday after Sanabria was pictured with a Betis scarf at the airport.
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Sanabria had a successful loan in 2015-16 at Spanish club Sporting Gijón, where he scored 11 goals in 30 appearances, so a move back to Spain in the shape of Betis has always been a viable option.
The forward also spent four years at the prestigious Barcelona youth set-up.
Tottenham achieved a notable transfer coup earlier in the week when they signed striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar for £18.8million.
In other Tottenham transfer news, their midfielder is set to open new contract talks with the club.