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Tottenham part of heavyweight race in pursuit of Brazilian midfield star – report

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to compete across all the competitions they participate in next season, and as such fans in the Transfer Tavern will be expecting a number of new arrivals to help them achieve those aims.

Spurs look to have secured another place in the Champions League next year, despite Chelsea being on their tails for the last remaining fixtures, but despite a good run in that tournament, the locals were disappointed to see their side go out in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United and the Argentine made comments after the game that has cast some doubts over his future at the North London outfit, although the club do not see them as a problem as they felt he did not mean anything by it.

The manager later revealed he would be continuing his project with Spurs, which will mean he will be active in the transfer market, and The Sun are reporting that he has identified a midfielder he would like to bring to the Premier League.

Spartak Moscow’s Fernando is reportedly high on Pochettino’s shortlist, what with the Brazilian having had a huge impact since joining the Russian outfit two years ago. The 26-year-old is believed to be ready to test himself in one of Europe’s top leagues, and the interest from Tottenham could be too great for him to turn down.

However, competition for the midfielder will be high, with Chelsea, Everton, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid also thought to be part of a heavyweight race in pursuit of the midfielder’s signature this summer.

Landlord’s Verdict: The Spurs locals in the Tavern will be excited by the prospect of Fernando joining them – however, a side with so many midfield options could result in a couple of players leaving, which may upset some of the punters in the bar.

The likes of Victor Wanyama and Moussa Dembele have been touted as possible leavers, with many of the fans wanting the duo to stay at the North London club. Only time will tell though whether they do indeed remain at Tottenham.

Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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