Spartak Moscow star Quincy Promes is NOT being joining Southampton
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Southampton’s proposed club-record move for Spartak Moscow star Quincy Promes has collapsed, according to talkSPORT sources.
The Premier League side were hoping to land the Netherlands international before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline, with the Saints reportedly willing to pay around £26million for the winger.
However, it is believed the deal is now off.
Spartak were reluctant to sell Promes but would have allowed their star man to leave if his £31million release clause was met in full upfront.
That is not common place in most deals, which are often paid in instalments and, despite the recent £75million sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool, Southampton were not prepared to pay up.
The Russian champions were also struggling to find an adequate replacement for the Dutchman in the remaining hours of the transfer window, so they have pulled the plug.
It represents a big blow to Southampton, with manager Mauricio Pellegrino hoping to bolster his struggling side further following the record signing of Monaco striker Guido Carrillo.
Promes, who has been compared to Sadio Mane by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, was named the player of the year in Russia last season and has scored 12 goals in 24 games this term.