Tottenham Hotspur seem to have their hearts set on signing Jack Grealish this summer following a widely-documented pursuit which appears destined to go right down to the wire on deadline day, but a recent report from Germany suggests that Daniel Levy should also be seriously considering the possibility of signing Ante Rebic.
Indeed, Christian Falk the Bayern Munich correspondent for SportBild has revealed on Twitter that the Bavarian giants will not be making a bid for Ante Rebic this month, as confirmed by Niko Kovac. The Croatia international made a fine impression during the World Cup this summer, but it appears his performances were not enough to convince Kovac to submit an offer for his compatriot.
However, Bayern’s loss could well prove to be Tottenham’s gain, as he is exactly the type of player which Mauricio Pochettino should be in the market for this summer given the extent of his versatility and attacking quality.
Rumours linking Anthony Martial with a move to Tottenham Hotspur have decreased in their intensity in recent days despite Jose Mourinho’s scathing criticism of the French forward, but that does not necessarily suggest that Pochettino is opposed to the idea of signing a player yo support Harry Kane next season.
Although Rebic is typically a left-winger who tends to cut inside onto his favoured right-foot, his displays at the World Cup largely came from the right-side of Croatia’s midfield where he was consistently excellent with his tenacious attitude and willingness to take on his opposite number.
Not only is Rebic able to thrive on both wings, he possesses the positioning sense, technical quality and determination to play as a lone centre-forward, and it’s his level of versatility which makes him such an attractive proposition for Tottenham to consider.
The signing of Grealish appears to be the priority for Tottenham for now but, with Bayern Munich officially out of the running for Rebic, they should certainly be entertaining the possibility of pulling off a shock deadline day deal for a player who has the potential to become a resounding success at Tottenham and solve Pochettino’s second striker conundrum.
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