Tottenham supporters have been in reasonably high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in recent days after seeing their side end a memorable week with an underwhelming but important 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Wembley.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men may well have started the week losing 1-0 to Manchester United, but they bounced back emphatically by easing past European champions Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night to seal their place in the knockout stages. And although they were far from their best against Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday, they ended the week with three points as a Son Heung-min strike midway through the second half was enough to secure a narrow victory for Spurs, who in turn moved level on points with United in the Premier League table.
Thus, several of our resident Tottenham fans have been celebrating a great week for their side, and they may be further encouraged by a recent report from Fotomac (via talkSPORT), which suggests that the North London outfit are readying a January move for Besiktas’ Tolgay Arslan.
The 27-year-old midfielder made the move to the Turkish giants back in 2015 after a long association with Hamburg, and he has since gone from strength to strength by helping them to back-to-back Super Lig titles.
And with 30 league appearances last season, the former Germany youth international clearly proved his worth to the side, and as such Arslan has reportedly attracted interest from Pochettino’s Spurs, and indeed Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United.
And recent reports suggest that it is Spurs who are set to seize the initiative by readying a £7 million bid for the midfielder, but whether that will be enough to tempt Besiktas into selling the 27-year-old remains to be seen.
Landlord’s verdict: Tolgay Arslan is clearly doing something right at Besiktas, having helped the club to successive Super Lig titles as well as attracting interest from Premier League duo Tottenham and Newcastle United.
The 27-year-old appeared 30 times last season to underline his status as a key player in the Turkish giants’ squad, and it appears that Mauricio Pochettino wants him at Spurs as they are reportedly readying a £7 million bid for the midfielder in January.
And with the financial lure of the Premier League at an all time high, and only likely to increase, the Turkish outfit may struggle to keep Arslan beyond the January deadline.
Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!