Tottenham Hotspur will have to pay Torino a fee of €50m (£41m) in order to bring Gleison Bremer to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), who claim that, due to the increasing interest in the 25-year-old’s services, the Serie A side have now doubled the Brazilian’s asking price – with reports earlier this month suggesting the centre-back would cost around €25m (£21m) this summer.
The report goes on to state that Tottenham – who are believed to have already made contact with Torino regarding a deal for Bremer – have been joined in the race for the defender by the likes of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Leicester City, Newcastle United and Everton, with Gazzetta going on to rather hyperbolically claim that “everyone wants him.”
While £41m is undoubtedly a great deal of money to pay for a player who is yet to make 100 league appearances since his €5m (£4.1m) move to Italy in 2018, considering how impressive Bremer has been for Torino this season, it would certainly appear a figure well worth paying for Antonio Conte and Tottenham.
Indeed, over his 30 Serie A appearances in the current campaign, the £27m-rated centre-back has been colossal in Ivan Juric’s defence, helping the Granata keep eight clean sheets, as well as making an average of 3.4 interceptions – the most of any player in the league – 1.4 tackles, four clearances and winning 6.6 duels per game.
The £53k-per-week defender has also impressed in an attacking capacity, scoring three goals and providing one assist, in addition to completing an average of 36.5 passes, 2.8 long balls, 0.9 chipped passes and 0.5 dribbles per fixture.
These metrics have seen the 6’2 Brazilian who journalist Ryan Taylor dubbed both “unbelievable” and “faultless” average a quite extraordinary SofaScore match rating of 7.18, ranking him as the fourth-best defender in the Italian top flight.
As such, it is clear for all to see that Bremer would make a fantastic addition to Conte’s current options in defence – not to mention a big coup for Spurs, considering the level of interest in the centre-back’s services – leading us to believe that the Italian must do all he can to convince both Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici to pay the £41m in order to land the 25-year-old this summer.