Spurs need to cough up £15m to secure Herrera

Tottenham are considering a January move for  Athletico Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera with the club already drawing identifying players who could help ensure a top-four finish this season according to the Metro.

Boss Harry Redknapp along with chairman Daniel Levy are determined to get Spurs back into the Champions League and have already began discussions over a list of targets in preparation of the transfer window opening.

22-year-old Herrera, who was part of the Spain side that triumphed in the under-21 European Championship’s this summer, the  is one of those in Redknapps’s sights.

Despite stating that signing a striker is the main priority in January the Spurs boss also wants to strengthen his midfield and the Bilbao midfielder as a serious target.

The La Liga side are considering Herrera but have indicated that offers below the £15 million asking price won’t be considered which could hamper any bid from White Hart Lane.

Levy has overseen a prudent summer in North London with the agenda focusing on squad trimming and inexpensive signings with Scott Parker the only cash purchase.

There is also the matter of Herrera’s current injury status with the player facing a month sidelines due to knee problem. Spurs scouts were hoping to track his progress over the next few weeks but  will have to wait until November at the latest to him.
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