Mundo Deportivo have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho want to raid the Portuguese manager’s old side Real Madrid for attacker Lucas Vazquez this summer – at a cut-price £15.5million.
Three-time Champions League winner Vazquez, 28, has fallen down the pecking order somewhat this season – behind the likes of Eden Hazard, Vinicius Junior, Gareth Bale, Isco, Marco Asensio and others.
He has managed just 18 appearances this season, 10 of which have been from the bench. The nine-time Spain international has now entered the final 12 months of his contract, after 201 appearances with the Spanish giants.
The report claims Spurs are ready to offer Vazquez the chance to shine in the Premier League, and are ready to pay £15.5million. However, it is believed Real value Vazquez at £23million. He is keen on a move to England, though.
He told the Guardian in May: “When I was little, I always watched the Premier League with my brother. It was, it is, very attractive: a nice football to play, one that could fit my characteristics and personality well.”
TBR’s view – Vazquez a bargain
Indeed, the Real Madrid attacker would cost at most £23million and for a player that is in the peak of his career and proven at Madrid level, that is a bargain. Tottenham could even get him cheaper.
With Daniel Levy renowned for his tight stronghold of the Tottenham coffers, he may be able to convince Real into reducing their asking price. If the two sides meet in the middle, Spurs will be adding a top, top player on the cheap.