Spurs target Gvardiol could sign deal with 2023 release clause - journalist
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Spurs target Gvardiol could sign deal with 2023 release clause - journalist

RB Leipzig want to hand Tottenham Hotspur target Josko Gvardiol a new contract, but the deal would include a release clause that would become active next summer, according to journalist Christian Falk on Twitter.

Gvardiol is considered one of the most highly-rated prospects in Europe right now. And the centre-back has a host of admirers.

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It appears that Manchester City have made the biggest play for the Croatia international. Reports this week claimed that they had had a £67.5 million bid for the 20-year-old rejected.

Meanwhile, Falk reported that Chelsea also want the defender. But the first English side to be strongly linked with Gvardiol in this window was probably Tottenham.

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In fact, reports suggested that he was the name at the top of Antonio Conte’s wishlist for the centre-back spot. Meanwhile, Arsenal are also reportedly admirers of the youngster.

Clearly, it is going to take a huge offer to lure Gvardiol away. And with that, Leipzig hope to agree a new contract with him. However, that new deal will leave the door open for a move.

Falk reported on Twitter that the Bundesliga side are ready to insert a release clause in his contract would become active next year…

Gvardiol deal would include a release clause

Leipzig will want that release clause to be as high as possible. He is an ‘amazing‘ talent with a massive future ahead.

But they also need to make sure that it is a figure Gvardiol is happy with. And if he anticipates wanting to leave next year, he will not want Leipzig to price him out of a move.

Tottenham have signed Clement Lenglet on loan. So their centre-back situation, in particular, may well be something that needs addressing again next year.

Obviously, there will be a lot of competition. But Spurs may feel that next summer may be the perfect time to make their move for Gvardiol if he does indeed sign a new deal.

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