Reports from Germany claim that Spurs are in negotiations to sign the Mainz attacking midfielder Yunus Malli.
Bild have reported that Tottenham have made their move for the Turkish international, who has been linked with the club for some months. Time is of the essence if this is true, as Malli’s buyout clause of £8.4m expires on 31st July. German football expert Alex Chaffer has confirmed the negotiations, but claims that Malli isn’t desperate to move to England.
Sport Bild: Mainz's Yunus Malli has been in negotiations with Tottenham, however Malli would prefer to stay in Germany.
— Alex Chaffer (@AlexChaffer) July 27, 2016
The 24-year old scored 11 goals in 34 games for Mainz last season and for such a small fee, the signing of Malli would be a typically shrewd investment by Spurs. Even if he did not succeed in the Premier League, there are enough rich Bundesliga clubs who would fancy taking Malli back to Germany.
With Mauricio Pochettino arguably lacking cover for Christian Eriksen, the signing of Malli could fill a gap in the squad. Watch him in action below.