Although a new offensive player isn’t exactly what’s needed at Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino’s team are keeping an eye on a potential bargain for the summer.
According to Kicker in Germany, Spurs are interested in Köln’s Leonardo Bittencourt, who could be available for as little at €8m in the summer.
The reason for that is, per the German magazine, a release clause in his contract that would be activated should the Bundesliga side be relegated to the second-tier.
Kicker state that both AS Monaco and Tottenham would be drawn to the 24-year-old should that scenario occur, and there’s a good chance it could.
Köln are currently 17th in the Bundesliga, six points behind the playoff spot with six games to go, which doesn’t bode well.
Tottenham would never buy him to start, but he would offer something different, perhaps as a replacement for Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, who doesn’t appear to have a future at Wembley.
However, the stats don’t exactly back him up, scoring just two goals and picking a mere three assists in 23 appearances this season.
To call him a bargain might be a bit much. More a gamble?