Fresh reports emerging from Italy claim Tottenham Hotspur have inquired about the potential of a new midfield addition this summer…
According to Calciomercato, Spurs have asked Inter Milan about a move for Marcelo Brozovic with the Croatian playmaker one of the players expendable to Antonio Conte.
They claim that the 27-year-old doesn’t want to leave the San Siro, but he could be sold in order to raise funds to bolster their midfield engine room.
Brozovic has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea, which would involve a swap for N’Golo Kante whilst West Ham United have also been mooted with interest.
Jose Mourinho is pretty stacked for midfielders going into the new season this weekend, though it’s no surprise to see him reportedly keen on Brozovic given his playing style.
In the past, he’s been likened to the Portuguese’s former talisman, Frank Lampard as he likes to start deep in midfield before making late yet intelligent runs into and around the box.
Perhaps he should also draw comparisons to Luka Modric, who was a hit in north London over ten years ago.
That’s backed up by Mourinho himself who lauded Croatia’s midfield options whilst working as a pundit during the World Cup, he said: “Modric, Rakitic and Brozovic is the same level. I think Croatia has a great mentality and fantastic midfield players to control the possession of the game.”
The box-to-box maestro enjoyed a pretty decent season in the Serie A and Europa League, scoring three goals and providing eight assists. He also averaged 1.4 interceptions and 1.2 key passes per game, via WhoScored.
At times last season, Spurs lacked a creative spark from the likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli and the divisive Tanguy Ndombele – the trio combined for just eight assists – even Serge Aurier managed more than any of the three.
In Brozovic, the north Londoners would be getting a player with a “compass in his foot,” according to ex-Inter boss Luciano Spalletti whilst national team head coach Zlatko Dalic believes he “his technique is perfect.”
It would be quite some statement from Daniel Levy if he were to clinch the £45m-rated Croatian.
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