In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur target Brozovic useful but not exciting

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a £22.5m move for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to Italian Sports Press.

What’s the story?

The North London outfit have been linked to the midfielder this summer already, but talk had recently quietened down.

It seems though that a rumoured pursuit of Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic has not gone to plan.

Italian Sports Press claims that Spurs have revived their interest in Brozovic, who has a £22.5m price tag.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino, who guided Tottenham to second in the Premier League last season, has not brought in any new signings to the first team as yet this summer.

Is Brozovic a good option?

If the report is to be believed, then Inter have named a price for the Croatian, which suggests that they are not exactly desperate to keep him.

Brozovic, who has been linked to Arsenal in the past, is a box-to-box midfielder, but he can also be used as an attacking strength down the right-hand side.

The 24-year-old is a good passer of the ball and a strong set-piece taker, but with Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier at the club, his defensive contribution may not be needed.

Spurs will hope to compete on all fronts this season, but in order to do so, they need strength in depth, and Brozovic could be a good option to call upon.

The midfielder would not be a statement signing, but then again, Pochettino does not need to tinker too much to his team, so maybe bringing in additional support is the way to go.