Leonardo Bittencourt is being linked to Tottenham Hotspur repeatedly by the German media.
On Thursday, Bild carry an article explaining that FC Koln’s general manager Armin Veh has been trying for weeks to keep the player. But Koln have been relegated and Bittencourt has a release clause of just €8m.
Offers are claimed from Tottenham and AS Monaco for the player. It would be assumed that means those offers are to Bittencourt himself, with the fee being rather straightforward. Hoffenheim are also keen.
Bild then state: ‘Now Veh speaks for the first time openly about a departure of his player. “I make no secret of the fact that I would like to keep him. But we have to live with Leo probably leaving us. I cannot be angry with him either. Leo is a good boy,” says Veh two days after the relegation’
However, that doesn’t seem new to us.
On April 30th, Kicker quoted Veh as saying: “He will probably leave us because he has offers, and we have to live with that.”
Whilst it’s not the first time Veh has said it, that he’s saying it again obviously underlines a possible, perhaps likely, transfer.
Able to play on either wing or through the middle, Bittencourt is a 24 year old old right footer. He’s scored six goals and made five assists last season.
Tottenham may well be interested, it sounds a good value deal, but there’s nothing to suggest a move is close.