According to a report in the paper edition of Corriere di Verona, Tottenham could be ready to swoop in for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla following Inter Milan’s cooled interest – but chairman Daniel Levy may have to fork out a minimum £22.5 million to make the move happen.
Kumbulla, who started 25 matches for the Serie A outfit last campaign, has been likened in the past to Italian footballing legend Giorgio Chiellini (Daily Express) – and at just 20-years-old, could be one to watch as a real-potential star.
The Albanian, who has surprisingly earned just one cap for his country despite his rise over the last two seasons, is currently attracting the attention of some big clubs in Europe – including Tottenham and Inter Milan.
Would you sign Spurs target Kumbulla for £22.5m?
Yes, especially with a tag like that
No, unproven defender
Recent reports had indicated that Spurs were set to miss out on the 6ft 2 starlet, with the Nerazzurri allegedly having a £26.6 million figure agreed, but the move has since collapsed with Levy reigniting the club’s interest according to this latest update.
Valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt, this could be the minimum fee agreed for his signature if Tottenham jump ahead in the queue, with journalist Fabrizio Romano recently confirming Spurs are after a centre-back (Last Word on Spurs).
Since club legend Jan Vertonghen opted to leave for Benfica on a free deal, speculation has arisen over who should succeed the Belgian, and this Serie A star in the making could be a real candidate.
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