Steven Nzonzi has been enjoying fine form this season, which earlier this week saw him mooted as a potential recruit for Tottenham.
Calciomercatonews claimed that Spurs are monitoring developments surrounding the former Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder, along with Arsenal.
The midfielder joined the Italian club in the summer but the report says he could leave at the end of the season.
Nzonzi moved to the Italian club in a deal that, per BBC, was worth €30.6million (£27.3m).
He has gone on to make 28 appearances in all competitions for the club and has been in fine form in Serie A.
In total, he has played 20 times in Serie A since his move and the midfielder has showed himself to be a quite excellent midfielder, and he would be perfect for Spurs.
With Victor Wanyama more regularly seen on the treatment table than on the pitch, Nzonzi would offer a more reliable presence in the heart of midfield, and would also allow Mauricio Pochettino to move away from playing Eric Dier in the anchor man role. After all, the England international has regularly appeared out of sorts this season.
Nzonzi offers a breadth of attributes. Per WhoScored, he has made 2.1 tackles per game this season and also has a pass completion rate of 89%. He has scored once and completes 3.2 long balls per game. He can, to put it mildly, spray possession around the pitch, and do it accurately too.
Deploying him alongside the likes of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko in midfield would allow both players to bomb on and impact the game further forward.
Sissoko is excellent in the tackle, too, but his driving runs are his selling point, his pace on the transition key to moving Spurs up the pitch, while Winks thrives in a playmaking role, picking up possession and recycling it effectively.
Having Nzonzi behind them, a 6 foot 6 World Cup winner and a compatriot of Sissoko’s, would add another dimension.
Not only is he strong in the tackle and precise in the pass, but he is also disciplined and effective at carrying out the instructions issued to him. He would be an effective Pochettino lieutenant and would add some much-needed trophy-winning nous.
He is 30, and that may sway Spurs against pursuing a move – they regularly target younger, more malleable players, but Nzonzi has everything to make a real impact and take the club to the next level.
When they look to reinforce their squad this summer, Spurs should absolutely consider tabling a bid for the Frenchman.