Tottenham prepare £20m-plus bid for European playmaker - report
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham are strongly interested in a move for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to a report.
Italian website Tuttomercatoweb claim that Spurs are ready to make a £22million offer for the 24-year-old.
The report details that the north London club are willing to table a big offer to convince Inter to sell their midfield playmaker.
Brozovic is regarded as an important player at Inter and has been a regular starter following his switch in 2015.
The central midfielder is seen as a creative player and often tends to support the attack.
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He has endured a frustrating time this season with injuries and only managed 21 appearances, but has still chipped in with five goals and four assists.
Brozovic has drawn comparisons with former Spurs ace Luka Modric, with the pair playing alongside each other for Croatia’s national team.
The north London club already have powerhouses Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele in their midfield, but may be looking for more creative flair in the centre of the park.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs will need to strengthen their squad if they are to continue competing at the top-end of the table next season and if they wants to make considerable improvements in European football. Mauricio Pochettino certainly need to consider bolstering his attacking options, but is seemingly looking at adding to his midfield. Dembele and Wanyama are the rocks in the centre, while emerging youngster Harry Winks has showed he is extremely wise in possession. However, Spurs’ attackers and full-backs are very much relied on to get the goals, so Pochettino could do with a deepline playmaker in his starting line-up. London rivals Chelsea have the perfect example of one in Cesc Fabregas who can pull the strings for them and Pochettino could do with a player in the similar mould for tight matches. Brozovic is yet to test himself in England and would be a slight gamble at £22million, but certainly one worth taking.
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