Tottenham Hotspur may be dreaming of a place in the Champions League semi-finals after their victory against Manchester City, however, they can ill-afford to look too far into the future.
Mauricio Pochettino may have managed to produce some incredible things with the group of players he has, however, if they are to improve next season, the club are going to have to bring in some new faces and freshen their challenge for silverware.
And, it appears they could be on the verge of adding an exciting prospect to their ranks if the claims in Turkey are anything to go by.
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According to SuperHaber journalist Levent Umit Erol, Tottenham are said to be closing in on a deal to sign Fenerbahce’s Eljif Elmas.
It is claimed Spurs will hand the Turkish outfit €20million (£17.2m) to bring the highly-rated Macedonia international midfielder to the Premier League as they need to raise funds so they do not fall foul of Financial Fair Play regulations.
Elmas has been a key performer for Fenerbahce this season, having played in 34 matches across all competitions for the Istanbul giants, including in the Europa League.
The 19-year-old is thought to be highly-rated and is expected to have a bright future in the game as he has all the key skills and attributes to allow him to go further.
A solid passer of the ball, Elmas likes to take on his defender when in possession and has an excellent dribbling ability and bundles of flair to offer, whilst he has managed to show elements of his vision with some key passes in his appearances for Fenerbahce.
Obviously still a raw talent, the Macedonia international is clearly a player for the future, however, he could be one that could thrive under the guidance of Pochettino at Tottenham.
Although £17.2m could be a lot of money to splash out on a teenager, Elmas could turn into a talent who would make that figure look like a bargain swoop in the future.
Tottenham fans, what do you make of Elmas? Do you think he could have a bright future at Spurs if he were to join? Let us know your thoughts about him by sharing them with us below.
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