Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to include striker Vincent Janssen in a deal to sign Fenerbahce midfielder Elif Elmas – but would it be a good deal for the club?
FourFourTwo cite Turkish outlet Fotomac in writing that Spurs have offered a fee of €19m plus Janssen in a bid to push the transfer through as soon as possible.
Elmas is a highly regarded young prospect who mainly operates in the centre of midfield but has also been known to play in a more advanced number 10 role and on either flank.
The 19-year-old has gained significant experience with the Turkish club despite his tender age and is known to be technically sound with the ability to pick a pass with either foot and look for space to exploit.
His versatility may appeal to manager Mauricio Pochettino as it would allow him to really work with the youngster to nail down a particular position and develop him as a player.
Ultimately, he is unlikely to challenge regulars such as Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Eric Dier this season given the fact that he managed just four goals in all competitions last term.
However, he is certainly one for the future having been linked with a number of Europe’s elite in the past, and the fact that he is unlikely to command a significant wage packet will also appeal to the north London club.
Janssen has previously spent a season on loan with the Turkish club and it seems a no brainer to include him in the deal given the fact he is surplus to requirements at Spurs.
The quoted price seems a touch on the high side for a player of such tender years and experience, but it would certainly be worth tracking his development with a view to making an approach next summer.