By Will Butcher
Tottenham have reignited their interest in Malaga attacker Sandro Ramirez ahead of a what could be a bargain deal, according to a report.
Spanish publication Sport claim the 21-year-old has a release clause that means he could leave the La Liga side for less than £5.1million, a year after signing for Malaga from Barcelona on a free transfer.
This comes after the Mirror claimed earlier in the season that Spurs were long-time admirers of the striker and were planning a bid in January.
However, the Sport report claims that the release clause was higher in the winter window to deter the player from being courted midway through the season.
It is believed that La Liga duo Villarreal and Sevilla are also interested in the versatile attacker, with two years remaining on his current Malaga contract.
The three-time Spain Under-21 international has shone since leaving the Nou Camp, scoring 10 goals in 25 La Liga appearances – in a side that has only managed 38 in total.
Able to play out wide or as a centre-forward, Ramirez is known for his eye-catching technical ability and dribbling speed.
With a contract until the summer of 2019, the La Masia academy product could now leave Malaga after just a year with Michel’s side as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bolster his squad.
Football Insider verdict:
Ramirez has proved to be prolific in a side that has struggled to create multiple chances, sitting in a lowly 15th place in Spain’s top tier. His eye for goal and ability to create something out of nothing in the final third would give Spurs depth in the final third, as Erik Lamela remains sidelined with a hip injury. The signing of Ramirez, though, could spell the end of Georges N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko’s stay in north London. The duo have failed to have any kind of impact since moving to Spurs in the summer, and bringing Ramirez to Spurs could mean the end of their ride.
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