Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering a bid for Croatian winger Josip Brekalo, as the Argentine manager looks to bolster his attacking options.
The 20-year-old is currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Vfl Wolfsburg, and recently played against England in Croatia’s narrow Nations League defeat at Wembley.
Brekalo has made 11 appearances for Wolfsburg so far this season, scoring one goal and contributing a solitary assist to his team’s cause. His overall link up play has been impressive though, and despite the statistics suggesting that he has not contributed much, he is fast becoming regarded as one of the German’s brightest prospects.
It’s thought that Spurs are not interested in bringing him to the club in January, but will perhaps wait until the end of the season to move for a player who himself is keen on a move to north London.
Having said that, it’s not entirely out of the realms of possibility that the Lilywhites will wait longer to move for a player who operates in a position of strength for Spurs. Indeed, Pochettino would appear to be more than satisfied with his current crop of wingers, having recently expressed his satisfaction and pleasure at the performances of both Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela.
Recruiting a quality back-up to help lighten the workload of striker Harry Kane would seem more feasible, but CalcioMercato claim a move for Brekalo, who is contracted to the Bundesliga outfit until 2023, is indeed on the cards.
What is for sure, is that Pochettino will look to add fresh faces to his squad sooner rather than later, having failed to make a single purchase during the January transfer window. Rumours of potential departures have been awash recently, and the Lilywhites have also been linked with a host of central midfielders in recent weeks.
However, with the ongoing stadium saga draining Tottenham’s budget, many believe that the Spurs manager will have to work with what he’s got for this season – and reassess his options next season once the club’s financial situation becomes clearer.