Tottenham could launch a massive £20million move for Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The defensive midfielder has broken into the Spanish national team set up and made his debut as a second half sub for Vicente del Bosque's side in November against Germany. He moved to Malaga in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and may move on in the summer.
Malaga have turned down interest in the past for the combative 24-year-old from Inter Milan, Atletico and Napoli by demanding the full £20 million asking price but that might not deter Mauricio Pochettino and his club.
Camacho has picked up ten yellow cards in twenty games in La Liga this season, scoring twice, and may bring some much needed bite to the heart of the White Hart Lane midfield.
Academy graduates Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb have cemented their places in Pochettino's starting XI but back ups Benjamin Stambouli, Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue have failed to impress and this lack of quality was undoubtedly a reason for the Lilywhites recent exit fro the Europa League at the hands of Fiorentina.
It would not be a surprise if at least two of the aforementioned reserves are sold this season.
Camacho would represent a considerable outlay given Tottenham's issues elsewhere on the pitch, most notably in the form of back up for in form marksman Harry Kane. Add in youth products Milos Veljokvic and Tom Carroll, the latter currently on loan at Swansea, and there is reason to doubt Spurs would move for the Spaniard until they had made significant offloads first.