Tottenham against the clock in attempt to sign £7.5million midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing Turkish attacking midfielder Yunus Malli, but have a deadline to get him at a discounted price.

The Mirror are reporting that the 24-year-old, who has been repeatedly monitored by Spurs, has a release clause in his current deal at just £7.5million. However, the clause expires on July 31, meaning the London club are against the clock to take advantage of the cheap price.

Malli was included in Turkey’s EURO 2016 squad, but only managed to play 20 minutes in the whole competition, coming off the bench in their 3-0 defeat to Spain.

But it was his strong Bundesliga campaign that helped him earn that trip to France, after scoring 11 goals in the German top-flight, his highest return in a single season so far. And the 24-year-old sees no reason to rule out a transfer this summer:

“I can’t, won’t rule anything out. What’s the point of saying ‘I play for Mainz this season’ and things look different in two weeks?” said Malli.

Spurs have already added more goal scoring threat this summer, bringing Vincent Janssen to the club. The Dutchman played in Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Juventus in a pre-season this week.