By Wayne Veysey

8th Jan, 2021 | 6:45am

Exclusive: Euro leaders open talks to sign Tottenham 23-yr-old on permanent deal

Tottenham have opened talks with AEL Limassol over the permanent transfer of midfielder Anthony Georgiou, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at Spurs at the end of the season and does not figure in Jose Mourinho’s plans.

A Tottenham source has Football Insider that Cypriot league leaders Limassol are negotiating the cut-price transfer of Georgiou.

The Cyprus international has been given the green light by his club to move in the January window.

He signed a new Spurs deal in 2019 but has made just a single first-team appearance, which came in the Champions League in 2017 when Mauricio Pochettino was manager.

The young midfielder was among seven young Tottenham players included in Pochettino’s pre-season squad in the summer of 2019 along with striker Troy Parrott, midfielders Jack Roles, Harvey White, George Marsh and Jamie Bowden, and goalkeeper Brandon Austin.

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But Georgiou has failed to make an impression at senior level and had two spells out on loan last season.

He was at Ipswich Town in the first half of the campaign before heading to another League One club, Bolton Wanderers, for the second part of the season.

Georgiou, who joined Spurs in 2013 from the Watford academy, also previously had a loan spell at Levante in Spain.

The eight-times Cyprus international could now be set to leave Tottenham after eight years at the club.

It comes as Mourinho plans to field a weakened team in the FA Cup third round clash against non-league Marine this weekend.

In other news, Levy set to “break the bank” as Tottenham talks underway.