Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer of around £10.75 million for Fenerbahce starlet Eljif Elmas, according to reports in Turkey.
Last week, we relayed reports suggesting Spurs had lodged a bid of £17 million plus striker Vincent Janssen to sign Elmas, who has emerged as one of the most talented young players in the Super Lig.
The 19-year-old scored four goals in 29 league appearances from central midfield last season and is expected to move on this summer.
The fee is lower than what had originally been reported, but that always seemed steep – particularly with Janssen involved.
Spurs are reportedly finding it difficult to move Janssen on, so it would make sense to include him in a deal for a target.
But the Dutchman has one year left on his contract and Tottenham could still get a fee for him. Perhaps they intend to do that rather than use him to get Elmas.
Whether Elmas is actually a Tottenham target remains to be seen. The story hasn’t been picked up by the British press, so let’s wait and see.