Transfer request claim must see Tottenham reignite swoop for table toppers pass master
When it comes to central midfielders, Tottenham are brimming with both talent and experience.
From the battle hardened Mousa Dembele to the up and coming Harry Winks, the club have a vast amount of depth in the centre of the park, and it would appear unlikely that a swoop for more central reinforcements would happen over the summer.
However, that may well change after recent reports.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have claimed that Portuguese international Andre Gomes has requested a transfer from Spanish table toppers Barcelona, with the 27-cap star unhappy with the amount of playing time he has been afforded.
It is said that Italian giants AC Milan a pursuing his signature but that he is keen on a move to England.
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So where do Tottenham fit in to this situation considering their vast amount of options in the pass master’s position?
Well, Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old over the last two transfer windows and it seems likely they will have once again been keeping a close eye on his situation.
The Guardian claimed on January’s transfer deadline day that they went as far as to launch a loan bid for his capture, and it appears as though they now have the perfect opportunity to seal his services.
His age means he is hitting the peak of his career and the transfer request could well mean a cut-price deal for the Lilywhites, while his arrival would no doubt be an improvement on the £30million failure that is Moussa Sissoko.
A reignited swoop is best for both the player, who would likely find himself with more than the 11 starts he has been handed this season, as well as Spurs, who are obviously keen on his talents.
In other Tottenham team news, a star enforcer has been ruled out of the crunch clash v Manchester City.