Roma playmaker Lorenzo Pellegrini is firmly on the radar of Tottenham as they prepare for life after Christian Eriksen, according to Calciomercato.
The Dane is set to leave Spurs when his contract ends at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho has the attacking midfielder firmly in his sights and Tottenham might choose to swoop in January.
The man with 12 Italy caps has missed some of the current campaign with a fractured foot, although he is now fit again.
Pellegrini has eight assists to his name during the 2019/20 campaign and he would certainly provide Spurs with a creative spark.
The 23-year-old is one of Italy’s brightest talents and Tottenham will be undeterred when it comes to landing him, whether it be in January or in the summer.
Roma won’t want to lose their star man and the Daily Mail claims it could take up to £53 million to land Pellegrini.
With Eriksen’s contract running down his form has stuttered. The Tottenham magician has been well off the pace this season, showing signs of a man simply going through the motions.
Mourinho won’t accept that and he will only want players who want to be part of his project in North London.
Pellegrini perhaps doesn’t score the number of goals that Eriksen has in the past but his creativity is sublime.
He is exactly the type of player that the Spurs boss will fancy getting the best out of.
Eriksen signed for Tottenham as a 21-year-old and became one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League.
Mourinho will hope that if he can lure Pellegrini from Roma that he will have a similar impact to the man with 95 caps for his country.