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Report: Tottenham and Everton see bids rejected for Merih Demiral

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Report: Tottenham and Everton see bids rejected for Merih Demiral

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are both reportedly interested in potentially signing Merih Demiral from Juventus.

According to Tuttojuve, both Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti’s teams have made enquiries as to the availability of the Turkey international.

The publication even say both teams have submitted €30 million/£27 million proposals, which Juve have apparently rejected.

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It seems that both teams are in the market for a new centre-half, with the window closing on October 5.

Spurs have not yet replaced Jan Vertonghen, while at Goodison Park, Everton only have Yerry Mina and Michael Keane with Jarrad Branthwaite and Mason Holgate currently injured.

Demiral has been with the Italian giants since last summer and has only made nine first-team appearances for the club so far.

 

Currently he has Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Matthijs de Ligt ahead of him, and it could be that he makes a late push for an exit.

TBR’s View – Demiral an exciting talent for either Spurs or Everton

Demiral is a brilliant central defender who is in an unfortunate situation at the moment.

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There are some great, experienced defenders at Juventus, and de Ligt was extremely expensive and is rarely going to warm the bench even when his form takes a dip – it is therefore difficult for Demiral to get a look in.

He could potentially flourish in the Premier League though if given regular minutes.

Demiral is an aggressive and instinctive defender capable of reading the game really well. He is also very strong in the air, making him a potential threat from, and counter to, set-pieces.

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