Report: Tottenham interested in £20m-rated Rostov midfielder Mathias Normann
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Report: Tottenham interested in £20m-rated Rostov midfielder Mathias Normann

Tottenham Hotspur are watching FC Rostov midfielder Mathias Normann ahead of the January transfer window, according to Goal.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Sevilla are all keeping their tabs on Normann. Rostov will ask for £15m – £20m for the midfielder – who they signed from Brighton & Hove Albion in January.

Normann moved to Brighton in 2017 but never made a first-team appearance. After 18 months with the Seagulls, he moved permanently to Russia, joining Rostov in January 2019.

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The 23-year-old has been successful in the Russian Premier League. This season, he has scored once and provided three assists in 11 league outings. Last season, he provided three more assists in 12 games.

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Normann operates as a central midfielder and his impressive form has seen him receive an international call-up. The Norwegian midfielder recently made his senior bow for his country.

TBR’s view

Spurs could move for Normann to bolster their options in midfield. With doubt surrounding the future of Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama, Normann is a potential replacement for both of those players.

It seems strange that he could make a £20m move back to England just 12 months after Brighton felt he wasn’t good enough. But his form for Rostov has earned him plenty of admirers and it looks like Chris Hughton’s mistake at Brighton.

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