By Will Butcher
Tottenham’s fans have revealed their desire on Twitter to see manager Mauricio Pochettino complete a deal for Bundesliga star Hakan Calhanoglu.
The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder is highly rated in Germany, where he is renowned for his excellent set-piece ability.
The German Express has quoted Calhanoglu’s agent Bektas Demirtas, who has confirmed Spurs’ interest in the player.
“It is true that Tottenham have registered their interest with me,” said Demirtas.
Calhanoglu joined Leverkusen from Hamburg in an £12million deal in the summer of 2014, and can play out wide or as a number 10.
Tottenham fans are delighted to see Spurs interested in signing the Turkey international, as many believe he could give current playmaker Christian Eriksen some competition.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Graham O'Brien (@GrahamScutzy) August 24, 2016
— Connor (@ConnorShacklock) August 24, 2016
— Lily White Love (@LilyWhiteLove13) August 24, 2016
— Conor Pullen (@Conorpullen) August 24, 2016
— EricDierMate (@PochsLilywhites) August 24, 2016
Calhanoglu is that next level, Champions League quality player we should be looking to sign. If the money's right, get it done. #THFC
— Callum (@_Cxllxm_) August 24, 2016
— Charlie Ball (@CharlieJBall_) August 24, 2016
— Rhys Morris (@RhysMorris) August 24, 2016
One fan was so desperate to see Calhanoglu become a Spurs player, that he decided to take matters into his own hands and send Spurs’ official website a video of the 22-year-old scoring a free-kick.
— Josh Horsley (@joshuathfc_) August 24, 2016
Former Espanyol boss Pochettino has been keen to add another attacking midfielder this summer, as Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s transfer saga is still ongoing.
The Argentine boss is looking to add proven European quality to his attacking ranks, and Leverkusen’s number 10, who has four goals and seven assists in 14 Champions League games, could be the perfect buy.
In other Tottenham transfer news, this Barcelona forward is also on Pochettino’s radar as he looks to make signings before the transfer deadline in a week’s time.