According to Football London, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing up a move for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo.
Portuguese newspaper Record are reporting Spurs are looking to sell Danny Rose and replace him with the 22-year-old Spaniard for £26.3 million.
The outgoing of Rose is the end of a tough season for the England international, Rose’s campaign last season was hampered with a reoccurring knee injury meaning he eventually lost his place to Ben Davies in the starting line-up.
Manchester United looked to be interested in signing the 27-year-old but following the signing of Diogo Dalot, who joined the Red Devils last week, the interest in Rose has sizzled down with Dalot’s versatility allowing the 19-year-old to play both sides of the defence.
Rose is on the plane to Russia with England this summer and will need to impress in order to attract attention with his place at Spurs in jeopardy.
Grimaldo has been targeted by Spurs before and is now back on the radar after a solid season in Portugal where he featured 28 times in the Liga Nos for Benfica.
Since arriving at the Estadio da Luz in 2016, Grimaldo has won two league titles and asserted himself within the core of Benfica’s defence. Not only is he wanted by Spurs, the London club is receiving competition from Napoli for the full-back’s signature.
Naturally left-footed and very dynamic in his attacking duties, Grimaldo would be a threat going forward for Spurs. The development of the modern game insists full-backs to push offensively and in the Premier League especially, left and right backs have been incredibly effective in finding the formula to success.
A good signing it may be but, Tottenham are struggling with the amount of ‘non-locally’ trained players in their Champions League squad and any move for a foreign player is unlikely if there are no more departures at White Hart Lane this summer.
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