The London Evening Standard reports that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio to the Premier League this summer.
Salvio made himself known to Spurs when he produced an excellent display as the two sides drew 2-2 in the last year’s Europa League. The above Standard piece claims that Tottenham club scouts have been monitoring the player since, recently watching Salvio’s game against Vitoria Setubal, in which the Benfica helped his team to a 3-0 victory.
However, the £25m price tag that Evening Standard believes to be the required sum to secure Salvio’s services could potentially prove to be a stumbling block for the notoriously hard-nosed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Salvio, who has won five caps for the Argentinian national team, is a skilful footballer who mainly operates on the right flank and likes to take on his man. The player moved to Europe five years ago when Atletico Madrid signed him from Lanus for a fee believed to be £7.5m.