Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Valencia youngster Rafa Mir, according to reports from Spain this Wednesday.
Super Deporte claims the English club have been following the 19-year-old’s development for a few seasons now, and have him as a medium-term target.
Tottenham feel he’d suit the Premier League well, because of his good physical strength, speed, and ability to play on the wings.
The idea would be to buy him in the next window and let him get experience somewhere else on loan. Super Deporte explain Mir currently has a €8m release clause, no problem for Tottenham, but this price could have a considerable increase soon.
That’s because he needs five appearances of more than 45 minutes each to get a first team release clause. He already has three, and if the manager picks him to play twice more his season, the price will be raised to €30m.
Although Valencia has rejected offers for the player in the past, it’s claimed that things may change, especially if the new release clause is confirmed. Tottenham’s interest is taken very seriously by Super Deporte, who firmly believe there’s something in it.
Mauricio Pochettino has a good record of working with young players, but Tottenham aren’t one of the main buy-then-loan clubs.