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Tottenham reportedly turned down opportunities to beat West Ham and Rangers to the signings of Mohammed Kudus and Mohamed Diomande respectively. Kudus joined the Hammers from Ajax at the start of the season, while Diomande left Nordsjaelland to sign for Rangers earlier this month.

Kudus has been a revelation at the London Stadium this season, chipping in with six league goals and an assist to help West Ham stay within touching distance of the Premier League’s top five. Diomande, meanwhile, will be expected to hit the ground running at Ibrox as Rangers look to close their gap to Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Tottenham previously had the chance to sign both players for a bargain price but ended up missing out on their signatures, according to Tottenham News. It is said that Kudus and Diomande, along with reported West Ham target Ibrahim Osman, were offered to Spurs while they were all at Nordsjaelland for a combined total of just £8million.

Manchester United were also reportedly given the chance to land the trio for the same price, but the Red Devils and Tottenham both passed up on the opportunity. The three players are now thought to be worth in excess of £80m and their values will only continue to rise for as long as they keep developing on the same trajectory.

Tottenham will be kicking themselves over their failure to sign Kudus, Diomande and Osman when they were being offered out by Nordsjaelland for nominal transfer fees. They could have done with a player like Kudus to boost their attacking threat at the top of the pitch, while Diomande and Osman would have been excellent signings with a view to the future.

Ange Postecoglou has welcomed two new faces to his squad this month, with Radu Dragusin joining on a permanent basis and Timo Werner arriving on loan from RB Leipzig. The Spurs manager recently insisted that he was happy with the club’s January business and refused to rule out the possibility of further signings before next week’s deadline.

“I was really pleased that the initial objectives we had in our head, which were someone in at centre-half and someone in the forward positions, that we ticked those off pretty early,” said Postecoglou before Friday’s defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the FA Cup.

“It’s not just been that we did them early, but they’re two guys who have really benefitted from having 10 days in the building with us, training, adjusting and all that. Both Timo and Radu are both in a really good place to help us going forward.

“As for what happens with the rest of it going forward, as I said last time, we’re always alert and doing work and if we can improve the squad we’ll look to do that. If there are potentially any outgoings, we’re ready for that depending on what happens.”

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