No not James Tomkins – this one involves Dutch International and AZ midfielder Adam Maher who is being linked with a potential move to the Premier League in January. At 19, Maher has already broken into the Dutch side and with two full caps to his name is attracting attention from around Europe.
Manchester City and Chelsea are two of the clubs mentioned in the gossip columns but some are suggesting that Spurs are in pole position with the potential to offer the player first team football on a regular basis.
That’s the theory anyway but do we really have any vacancies for Maher to step into and make his own? The flanks are sorted and no-one’s shifting Sandro and Dembele in the centre – some will still question the value of Clint Dempsey in the middle but is AVB really going to sell the former Fulham man after just five months?
Coming back to Maher and the fee suggested is £12m and while that may seem like a lot for a 19 year old, it could be around half of the total cost in a year or two’s time. Holland’s young player of the season looks a brilliant prospect but will Adam Maher at Spurs really happen?