Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Marash Kumbulla this summer, and have opened up discussions with Hellas Verona, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
After breaking into the first team from Verona’s famous academy, Kumbulla has played in 18 games in the Serie A this season, completing 1.8 tackles and 2.9 clearances on average, and his impressive displays at the back have helped the Yellow and Blues mount a surprising charge up the table (WhoScored).
His displays have been so impressive that he has even been dubbed as “the new Paolo Maldini” by one outlet, as well as the “Prince of Verona,” (90min).
Despite the fact Verona were only promoted to the Italian top flight at the end of last season, the Mastiffs are currently eighth in the first division.
As expected, the Albanian international’s performances have attracted the attention of multiple suitors, including the likes of European giants Inter Milan, as well as Premier League rivals Chelsea and Everton, although it appears Jose Mourinho’s side are ready to make a move.
Predictably, loads of Spurs fans reacted to the new transfer link, with one fan labelling him as a “ball player,” and another calling him a “beast.”
Scroll through some of the best reactions down below…
Yes come on, he's a beast at Verona
— Dominik (@Domino82432672) May 1, 2020
So highly rated and only us in for him?!
— Lee Watson (@lee41watson) May 1, 2020
Highly rated young defender in Serie A, Italians know a thing or two about defending, but he will end up at Inter anyway
— M.E (@me_esso10) May 1, 2020
Albanian international, good ballplayer, strong
— Stuff Boyd says (@Boydieboyd) May 1, 2020
— Peter (@_petey_pan) May 1, 2020
Missing football!? There’s still plenty of Spurs discussion going on in the Vital Tottenham Forum! Click here to get involved!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience