According to an update by Spanish media outlet Sport, Fabio Paratici has now asked Barcelona about midfielder Miralem Pjanic in a fresh Tottenham Hotspur transfer approach.
The Lowdown: Paratici on the prowl…
Since Paratici’s appointment as managing director of Tottenham, a position in which he will oversee and develop the club’s sporting operations, the Italian has been linked with many high profile names.
Chairman Daniel Levy originally had the biggest say on Spurs’ transfer plans, but the 48-year-old’s arrival could mean a passing of the torch in some respect as the Lilywhites revert to a true sporting director model.
The Latest: Approach just made for Pjanic…
The latest claim on Paratici’s plans for Spurs come from Spain, with media outlet Sport now saying that Tottenham have joined the race to sign the Catalans’ midfield man Pjanic.
Apparently the Lilywhites have asked about Pjanic through their new managing director Paratici and the Bosnia international’s possible move away from the Camp Nou is ‘accelerating by leaps and bounds’.
The 31-year-old ace started just six La Liga matches last season with the majority of his domestic appearances coming off the bench.
The Verdict: Good move?
Tottenham need to inject some much needed quality with a major summer overhaul but we believe the costly midfield man approaching his twilight years isn’t exactly the answer.
Pjanic is on a reported £210,000-per-week at Barcelona and it is no wonder they wish to offload him given their financial plight.
Spurs find themselves in a similarly precarious position and signing Pjanic is a luxury the club cannot afford despite his quality and experience.
However, Tottenham have bigger priorities, like the signing of a top centre-back.
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