By Harry Sykes
Paris Saint-Germain have made a move to recruit Tottenham transfer expert Paul Mitchell, according to a report.
The Mail claim the European heavyweights have made an approach for the Spurs outgoing head of recruitment as they aim to shake up their recruitment operation.
It is said that Mitchell remains on the Tottenham payroll despite handing in his resignation last August, which heralded the start of a significant notice period.
The 35-year-old was targeted by Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest in the January window, with the Guardian reporting the Spurs head of recruitment had settled terms after accepting an offer to become their sporting director.
But the deal collapsed at the last minute, which meant that Mitchell remains at White Hart Lane, where he is currently on gardening leave and seemingly desperate to secure a new post.
The approach from PSG could kickstart the career of the talent spotter although the Mail claim the Qatari-funded club might wait for him for be free from his Tottenham contract.
Mitchell moved to White Hart Lane in 2014 after following manager Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton.
He had earned a reputation as a builder of a successful recruitment strategy during his two years on the south coast, with the club renowned for punching above their weight in the transfer market.
At Tottenham, the club have made some outstanding signings during Mitchell’s time, including Dele Alli from MK Dons, Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid and Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
They were less successful last summer, with Vincent Janssen, Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou struggling to make an impact on the first team.
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