Mauricio Pochettino wants signings from the Spurs hierarchy this summer. The manager has spent nothing in the last two transfer windows and yet reached the biggest night in European football with Tottenham. It has been abundantly clear in recent months that without proper backing in the market from Daniel Levy, he won’t be Spurs manager next season. One player that Pochettino wants is Fenerbahce midfielder Eljif Elmas.
Tottenham being linked with midfielder front, right and center
The club has been linked probably with every midfielder across Europe who may have been put on the auction block by their club. The list includes Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis, Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon, Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon and so on. The profile so far has been young (under 25) players who are featuring regularly for their clubs and impressing consistently with their performances.
At least in terms of Lo Celso and Ndombele there’s been concrete evidence of Spurs’ contact with the clubs. The latest name to join that list is of a much younger prodigy- Fenerbahce’s Eljif Elmas. One for the future perhaps but at the reported price of £17.9 million, we can’t be sure if it is worth investing in the Northern Macedonian.
Eljif Elmas enquiry from Spurs received by Fenerbahce
This latest report comes courtesy Turkish Football. The Turk publication claims Tottenham have made an enquiry on Elmas’ availability. The report gains a bit of credibility because Tottenham apparently scouted him multiple times last season. Here it is straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Tottenham scouted the 19-year-old three times this season – against Besiktas and Basaksehir in the league and Trnava in the Europa League.”
– Turkish Football
The Eljif Elmas to Spurs story may gain traction in the following days if a bid is actually made. He still has a contract with the Turkish club until 2022, so Spurs will need to be reasonably agreeable to Fenerbahce’s demands.
At this moment Tottenham should be focusing on other, bigger targets. Do you agree?