Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in Inter Milan attacking midfielder Ricardo Alvarez, according to the Metro. The Argentine is thought to be a target for new Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Alvarez has thrived for Inter. He has made 90 appearances, scoring 14 goals and registering 19 assists. This has gained him a place in the Argentina squad for the upcoming World Cup.
The creative midfielder has been earmarked as a signing to provide competition for Christian Eriksen. Spurs' central midfielders Jake Livermore, Mousa Dembele and Sandro have all been linked with exits. Pochettino is looking to shake up the Spurs' squad.
Alvarez can play in a number of positions besides behind the striker. The 26-year-old can play in a deeper role, as a left or right sided midfielder and even as a forward.
He is an all round player. He is tall, strong, a great dribbler, has good vision, is a tough tackler and a set piece specialist. Inter Milan reportedly want £8 million for Alvarez and are rumoured to be targeting Tottenham's Erik Lamela as his replacement.
Spurs may face competition for Alvarez with the Argentine being a former target of north London bitter rivals Arsenal. They will be hoping the lure of working under fellow Argentine Pochettino can convince him to join Tottenham despite interest from other clubs.
Alvarez could be a snip at £8 million especially if he stars in the upcoming World Cup. His versatility, technique, creativity and strength could be an asset to Tottenham next season.