Tottenham: £12.5m star 'remains on the radar' at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur still have Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back Filip Kostic ‘on their radar’, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte is widely expected to make several additions to his first-team squad when the transfer window reopens for business following an inconsistent start to his tenure.

What is the latest news involving Kostic?

According to Spanish sources, Conte requested Kostic’s signature in January, but a formal offer failed to materialise, and he ended up staying put.

However, Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg has claimed the 6 foot wide-man will be available for around €15 million (£12.5m) in the summer, with reigning Serie A champions Inter in pole position for his signature.

And a recent report by The Athletic revealed the main focus for Tottenham ahead of next season will be to sign a left-sided centre-back, and that the ‘next priority’ will be two wing-backs, one for each flank.

Kostic could be one player who Conte and director of football Fabio Paratici target as they look to close the gap on the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

The Serbia international has enjoyed a fabulous season for Frankfurt, registering seven goals and 14 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions, and was previously described as a “mentality monster” by teammate Kevin Trapp.

What has O’Rourke said about Kostic?

Kostic has played a pivotal part in Frankfurt upsetting the odds and reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League, and O’Rourke believes he is still a player of interest to Tottenham.

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He told GiveMeSport: “He was somebody that Spurs looked at in the January window, but they didn’t do anything then, so I’m sure he still remains on their radar.

“He’s done very well for Frankfurt this season, especially in the Europa League with a really impressive showing against Barcelona.”

How good was Kostic against Barcelona?

According to WhoScored, Kostic was the best player on the pitch at the Camp Nou, receiving a match rating of 8.67 after scoring twice and providing one assist.

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The powerful star also racked up three key passes, three accurate crosses and three interceptions, placing him at the top of the charts for each metric when compared to his teammates.

Kostic’s outstanding performances against Barcelona showed he is capable of shining on the biggest of stages, and Tottenham could yet revive their interest in the immensely talented ace.

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