By Sulayman Bah
Legion of clubs keen on signing Pa Modou Jagne, it appears, have cooled their interest in the Gambia international with the transfer window barely a week away.
Initially aware of increased overtures from foreign clubs towards Pa Modou Jagne, Swiss Super League side FC Sion slapped a hefty price tag on their Gambian defender.
Pa Modou has been the subject of speculations with reports linking him with a likely move when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Tottenham Hotspurs, Everton and Stoke were believed to be one of interested suitors chasing the former Gambia Ports Authority man’s signature.
Coach Pochettino is reported to be keen on adding one more defender to provide competition to the left-back position and amid rivalry from Everton and Stoke, the London club were buoyed of acquiring the Scorpion.
There has also been Spanish flavour to the race to secure Nda’s services with Sulayman Marreh’s La Liga club Granada, who are beset by defensive howlers since start of the Spanish season, also said to be in pursuit.
And aware of the gargantuan of enquires towards their star left-back, Swiss club FC Sion quickly moved to tie down the Gambia international to an improved extended three-year contract immediately he returned from injury.
Meaning, interested clubs must be willing to cough up in excess of 1.25m euros to tempt the Sion club board into coming to the negotiation table.
However it does look that Sion bumping up of Pa Modou’s price tag has sacred suitors into taking any further step of brokering an agreement.
How long will the current situation continue.