We get it, it can be hard to look beyond the Champions League final. However, that does not appear to have any bearing on transfer rumours and the fact that Tottenham Hotspur’s name continues to be thrown about.
Winning Europe’s elite tournament would certainly be a crowning achievement for Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino; it is for any club.
However, it can also provide the team with an opportunity to make themselves a serious player in the transfer market and convince a number of footballers to join them, rather than any other potential suitors they may have on the cards. Let’s face it, we all know Champions League football talks but playing for the winners, well that is something else!
As with all sides in the summer, strengthening the squad becomes somewhat of a priority and Tottenham must ensure they do that this time around. None of last year’s shenanigans please!
And, one man that is thought to have piqued the interest of Spurs would have to be considered an excellent target and one Daniel Levy should look to bring to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
According to a report by El Desmarque on Tuesday evening, Tottenham are thought to be interested in Real Madrid outcast Dani Ceballos. The Spaniard has played just an hour of football in his last eight games under Zinedine Zidane; if that does not signify that your time is up, we do not know what else will.
However, the interesting part of the report from the Spanish media outlet is that it claims Spurs will be willing to pay between €40million and €50million (£35.1m and £44m) to take him off Los Blancos’ hands amid interest from arch-rivals Arsenal and Juventus.
Tottenham, well Mr Levy, is not exactly known for putting up that amount of money to sign a player, so it remains to be seen if he will.
However, that aside, Spurs would be getting an excellent footballer in Ceballos and one that they must seriously think about acquiring.
A versatile midfielder, Ceballos can be rather reliable in the deeper areas of the field with his defensive capabilities as he is a strong tackler, whilst he can also be utilised further forward. He has an exceptional passing ability when playing the ball to his team-mates, whilst his finishing has started to improve as he plays more regularly. He is comfortable on the ball as the Spaniard likes to dribble with it at his feet, whilst he can also be quite safe in possession.
The 22-year-old would add more creativity to the side as they have had to rely on the likes of Christian Eriksen to provide them with all the imagination over the last few years.
You know what to do Mr Levy; get it done!
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