Report: Tottenham make move to sign unwanted player who 'will become one of the best in the world'
Tottenham have made a move to sign Barcelona’s Miralem Pjanic, according to AS Sport in Spain.
Tottenham want to land the Bosnian on loan, as they look to bolster their midfield ranks.
Spurs’ new director of football Fabio Paratici, of course, knows Pjanic well from their time together at Juventus.
And with Barca looking to offload him in just a matter of days, Spurs are said to be making their move to land him.
On the face of it, Pjanic could be a highly appealing option for Tottenham – even despite his advancing years.
His technical ability once made him one of the best midfielders in Serie A, and while he hasn’t quite had the impact at Barca many were hoping for, he could be a considerable upgrade on Spurs’ current options in midfield.
It wasn’t too long ago that it was claimed that Pjanic ‘will become one of the best in the world’ by Massimiliano Allegri (Fotmob), and if he could rediscover that form at Spurs he would be a great addition.
There would be question marks over whether to bring a player even of Pjanic’s quality in on loan, though.
Tottenham have Oliver Skipp breaking through and blocking his development up with a short term option may not be the wisest move.
With Barca apparently so keen to sell, Spurs may have a chance of pulling off a deal rather quickly though.
And it will be interesting to see whether Nuno and Paratici will green-light the transfer move over the weekend, as Spurs can now get to work building their squad for next season with a new manager in place.
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