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Fabio Coentrao wants Tottenham move

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Coentrao is keen on a move to Tottenham (©GettyImages)
Coentrao is keen on a move to Tottenham (©GettyImages).

Portuguese left-back Fabio Coentrao is reportedly willing to move to Tottenham Hotspur as part of the Bale deal, according to the Daily Mirror. 

Coentrao has told Carlo Ancelotti that he wants to leave the Bernabeu. The Portuguese international is thought to be keen to link up with Tottenham's Portuguese head coach Andre Villas-Boas. 

Real Madrid will hope to use Coentrao in order to make a breakthrough in negotiations to land Gareth Bale from Spurs.

The Spanish giants had reportedly offered big money plus Angel Di Maria and Coentrao but Spurs have yet to respond to the bid. 

Di Maria has said he does not want to leave Spain.

Spurs have taken a tough stance on Real Madrid's pursuit of Bale and are not willing to sell the winger for less than £105million.

Real Madrid still owe Spurs money for the transfer of Luka Modric last summer and it would be more feasible for the Spanish club to send Coentrao to Tottenham to cover the money owed. Coentrao is said to be valued between £10-12million

Spurs are in urgent need of a left-back and Coentrao is an experienced Portuguese international who could take the London club to another level.

Spurs currently have a problem at left-back with youngster Danny Rose still raw and Benoit Assou Ekotto seemingly on his way out of the club.

Coentrao is 25 years old. He has made 63 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring one goal and providing three assists. 

Coentrao is a regular for Portugal and has scored two goals in 36 appearances for his country.

The Portuguese full-back can also play as a left winger, where he played for his previous club Benfica and even as a central midfielder.

Coentrao would be a great signing for Tottenham Hotspur as he is versatile top class left-back. 

However he may not join Spurs as part of the Bale deal but rather to cover the money Real Madrid owe for Modric. 

 

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