Tottenham boss targets Fiorentina ace

Borja Valero Fiorentina midfielderSpurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been credited with an interest in Fiorentina’s Spanish midfielder Borja Valero.

Valero, who spent the 2008/09 season in the Premier League with West Brom, has been in fine form for La Viola this season and Villas-Boas is believed to have already contacted the Italian side with regards to a summer transfer.

The 28-year-old Spaniard only joined Fiorentina last summer from Villarreal and has since established himself as a key player in Vincenzo Montella’s side. The central midfielder will want to add to his one cap for Spain which he received in 2011.

Valero has given no indication that he is looking to leave Fiorentina but the lure of Champions League football could convince the midfielder to move to White Hart Lane if Spurs step up their interest and make a concrete move.

Fiorentina are currently 6 points behind AC Milan for the last Champions League place after a successful campaign under Montella. Fan favorite Valero is a major reason for that success, which lead him to say “perhaps this is my best season.” He has been one of the top passers in Italy during his time at Fiorentina, who play an expansive style of football.

Tottenham are currently in third place with seven matches left to play in the season. If they do qualify for the Champions league, they will be looking to get more depth in both attack and midfield this summer.

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