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Update: Third-party ownership issues have arisen as a potential difficulty in Spurs' bid to acquire Mateo Musacchio, according to The Telegraph. River Plate, Musacchio's original club, retain 35% ownership rights while his agent also owns a significant share.
Sky Sports News have reported that River are insistent on Spurs paying the full €50 million release clause, a sum they are unlikely to offer.
Telegraph reporter Matt Law suggests that Spurs remain confident of resolving the issues.
Original story: Reports emerged late last week that Spurs had made a significant bid for Villarreal centre-back Mateo Musacchio. According to the Telegraph, the £17 million deal is now imminent.
Villarreal boss Marcelino has even admitted he "expects" the deal to go through, per Goal.com: "In what will be music to the ears of Spurs supporters, he lamented the sale, saying 'the quality and level of [Musacchio] will make it difficult to find a replacement.'"
Musacchio is a tall, strong defender that would complement Jan Vertonghen's calm and skillful presence.
His arrival applies pressure to Younes Kaboul and Michael Dawson, one of whom will almost certainly be sold now.