After Danny Welbeck joined local rivals Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur look set to be missing out on another forward. They have been linked with former Valencia star Jonas in the past week but it seems the player has finally committed himself to Benfica.

Super Deporte have reported that the Brazilian has travelled to Lisbon to sign a contract with the Portuguese giants. Jonas’ representatives have been in talks with Benfica over the past few days regarding the player moving to Portugal. The stumbling block has been over the player’s wages but it looks like an agreement has been reached on this. Tottenham had been monitoring the situation with the issues over salary, but with this now dealt with it looks like the North London club will be missing out on the former Brazil international.

Talk Sport reported last weekend that Tottenham were monitoring the situation with the forward and could be keen on bringing him to England. That was in line with other reports both in Spain and Portugal. Jonas has just been released by mutual consent by Valencia after three seasons with the Spanish side. The 30 year old only had a yea left on his contract and the club were hoping to offload him for a transfer fee in the last window but he remained with the club until after the deadline.

It was therefore agreed between the two parties that his contract would be terminated making the player a free agent. It now means a club can sign him outside the transfer window because he is without a club and looks like Benfica have taken advantage of this by beating a less interested Tottenham to his signature.

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It is tough to miss out on someone you can't buy. Tottenham have names their squad and it includes the maximum amount of non home grown players therefore he couldn't play until January. A little re-search is all that is needed before you waste yout time writing these 'articles'.

Thank you Mark, we did the research. We've covered several clubs being interested in Jonas, mainly Tottenham, and after the Premier League squads had been announced, we explained that he would not be able to take part in Premier League games, but could be considered someone a manager may want to bring in for other games.

When it was related to Europe cut off and others, we said so the first couple of times when covering a story. After that we feel little need to point out the obvious on it continually for a reader base who are usually well informed, especially Tottenham fans.

It seems, Mark, that if you had done the research you implored us to do that you wouldn't have had to pen your ill informed comment. But hey, such is life. 



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