One of the latest names to be linked with a midfield berth at Spurs is Lazio’s Brazilian midfielder Hernanes. The player is 26 years old and is just starting to make a name for himself in Italy after experiencing a rather modest career back home in Brazil.
Much has been made in these stories of his international class but in fact, the player has won only three caps for his country to date, after first appearing for Brazil back in 2008.
Having said that, his form at Lazio has been impressive enough to see him back into the international fold and if Spurs are looking for a player with versatility, Hernanes could be the man.
Employed as a defensive midfielder for Brazil, he has a much more attacking role for his Serie A club for whom he has scored 11 times in 36 league games.
It’s thought that the player is being watched by Spurs who may be considering a bid in the region of €16m.