Spurs are keen on a shock summer deal for Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic, who only joined Los Blancos from Inter Milan last year, according to reports.
The Croatian playmaker signed for the La Liga heavyweights in August, yet much has changed at the club since his arrival.
Brought in under Rafa Benitez, the silky passer has made 10 starts in all competitions, but Real have endured a turbulent league campaign and are now working under a new manager in the shape of Zinedine Zidane.
Kovacic himself is in direct competition with Luka Modric for a starting berth, and reports from AS (citing CalcioMercato) claim that his difficult situation has alerted a host of clubs, including Spurs.
The Londoners look set to be in the Champions League next season, and the 21-year-old’s dynamic playing style seems well-suited to Mauricio Pochettino’s game plan at White Hart Lane.