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Spurs knocked back in Hernandez bid

June 9, 2011

Palermo have rejected an offer from Tottenham to sign Uruguay international Abel Hernandez, according to the player's agent.

Abel Hernandez has impressed for Palermo
APAbel Hernandez has impressed for Palermo

Reports in Italy claimed the Premier League side had made a €10 million bid to acquire the services of the 20-year-old forward.

When asked about Tottenham's offer, Hernandez's agent Vincenzo D'Ippolito said to calciomercato.it: ''It's true. But for the time being I know (Palermo president Maurizio) Zamparini has turned down the offer, although I do not know what the figure was.

''If indeed it was €10 million then it would be considered too low as the value of the player in the market is of €20million. The transfer market has just started so we will see what happens.''

Hernandez joined Palermo in the summer of 2009 from Penarol and is under contract with the Serie A outfit until June 2013. The South American scored two goals in 22 league appearances for the Sicilian outfit last season.