In Focus: Pastore would add more creativity to Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield

Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore, according to Calciomercato.

What’s the story?

Since Mauricio Pochettino became manager in 2014, the North London outfit have rarely spent in the January transfer window.

It seems, though, that the club are trying to change that, if reports in Italy are to be believed.

Via Gianluca Di Marzio’s official website, a story from Calciomercato claims that Spurs, along with Liverpool, have tabled bids worth between £21.9m and £35m.

The report states that Pastore has no interest in moving to the Premier League as he wants to go back to Italy.

The midfielder spent two years at Palermo before moving to France in 2011, and now reports have claimed that Inter Milan are working on a deal to sign him.

Should Tottenham give up?

If a player is dead set on joining a club then it can be difficult to alter his thinking, but Pastore would certainly be a welcome addition to Pochettino’s team.

The 28-year-old is technically strong and he has a winning mentality given that he has won 16 trophies at PSG, including four league titles.

In terms of Tottenham’s midfield, Christian Eriksen is the most creative in the middle of the park.

Adding Pastore would give the North London club a different option and route to goal.

The problem that Tottenham could face is the potential for a bidding war, which would hike up the price.