Tottenham Hotspur will have to head into the transfer market this summer if they are to continue to challenge for silverware. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have dominated a number of teams throughout the campaign, however, they could certainly do with some fresh faces at the club.
And, it appears Spurs have set their sights on one of Europe’s most promising midfield talents this summer.
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According to Turkish media publication Fanatik, Tottenham are readying to take action and enter the transfer war for Eljif Elmas.
It is claimed Spurs will compete with SS Lazio, Fiorentina and Zenit St Petersburg for Fenerbache’s highly-rated Macedonia international this summer.
A figure of €20million (£17.3m) could be enough to tempt the Istanbul giants to sell the 19-year-old.
Elmas is a talented midfielder and he continued to show how good he has been for Fenerbahce in their recent fixture against arch-rivals Galatasaray at the weekend, scoring the equaliser for the Yellow Canaries to grab a point.
The teenager, who is obviously still a raw talent, has shown glimpses of what he can offer and looks destined to reach the top level within in the game. He has solid passing skills and is more than capable of going past his defenders with the ball at his feet.
The interest being shown in him is quite clearly a testament to how good he is and how clubs feel he will develop in the future and Spurs could be an excellent option for him to turn to as the next step within his career.
Elmas could thrive under the guidance of Pochettino and be moulded into a more complete player and that could make the alleged £17.3m figure seem like a splash in the ocean should he turn out to be a quality player in the future.
However, with other big clubs interested in securing his signature, he may feel that he may get better opportunities away from the Premier League and could look elsewhere at this stage of his career.
Tottenham fans, what do you make of the club’s alleged decision to head into a transfer war for Elmas? Do you think he has the tools to become a quality addition at Spurs? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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