This summer is turning out to be a pretty interesting one for Tottenham.
At the start of it, it looked as though Daniel Levy would have very little to spend.
This was not a good sign for a club who have ambitions of getting back in the Champions League.
That being said, Spurs have responded tremendously in the transfer market so far.
Levy also managed to bring in Joe Hart on a free transfer after he was released from Burnley.
They have been one of the most active sides in the transfer window so far and it doesn’t look like Levy is going to slow down.
According to Spanish publication Sport, the Lilywhites have made contact with Ajax in a bid to sign impressive midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Barcelona have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old while Manchester United are also in the frame to sign Van de Beek.
However, the attacking midfielder has made it clear, according to reports, that Barca is his first choice this summer.
The Catalan giants are now under the stewardship of fellow Dutchman Ronald Koeman, so a move certainly makes sense.
Any potential suitor will have to pay a mighty €55m (£49m) for his services so Levy better get his cheque book out.
GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…
Tottenham may not have a great deal of money to spend this summer but if they are going to throw a big fee at someone, they wouldn’t go too far wrong with Van de Beek.
The Netherlands international is an exceptional footballer and is growing in stature all the time.
Capable of making late runs from deep into the penalty area, he is no stranger to finding the back of the net, scoring ten times last term.
Coincidentally, that tally is better than anyone in the current Tottenham squad. For context, Heung-Min Son comes out on top with 1.4 key passes an outing.
Van de Beek is a really exciting player and could help fill a creative void that has arguably been missing since Christian Eriksen departed.
To sum up just how highly he’s thought of, Van de Beek has been mentioned in the same breath as a Premier League legend.
Discussing the Dutchman, Frank de Boer stated: “Dennis [Bergkamp] started talking enthusiastically about a talent in his youth team. It was a boy who reminded Dennis of himself at that age. That was the signal for me to keep an eye on that guy. That was Donny [van de Beek].”
Promising signs indeed.
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