Tottenham Favourites Ahead Of Liverpool To Sign £52.5m Attacking Star
Tottenham have moved in to pole position ahead of Liverpool to sign Sporting Lisbon’s £52.5m-rated attacker Gelson Martins this summer
The summer transfer window is fast approaching and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Gelson Martins….
Tottenham have moved in to pole position ahead of Liverpool to sign Sporting Lisbon’s £52.5m-rated attacker Gelson Martins this summer, according to reports in Portugal via TeamTalk.
Martins has developed in to one of the most exciting players in Portuguese football since breaking in to the Sporting first team two years ago and has provided 13 goals and 12 assists in all competitions so far this season.
The winger has also become a regular in the Portugal squad with 17 caps to his name so far and is fully expected to be named in Fernando Santos’s squad for this summers World Cup finals.
The 22-year-old’s potential has alerted a number of top clubs in the Premier League with TeamTalk claiming that Liverpool and Tottenham are among those to have expressed their interest in recent months.
Jurgen Klopp is on the look out for another attacking midfielder after failing to sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his move to Barcelona in January and it looks like Martins is on his radar.
However, Klopp’s hopes of signing the Portuguese winger have been dashed as TeamTalk are citing a report from A Bola that claims Martins is reluctant to join Liverpool as he doesn’t believe he’d be a first team regular.
With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to compete with, Martins feels he’d be nothing more than a support player so the Portuguese publication says Tottenham are now favourites to sign the winger this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to further strengthen his squad following another encouraging season and the Tottenham boss wants a couple of top class players to help push them to the next level.
Martins would certainly be an exciting addition but TeamTalk say his buyout clause is set at €60m [£52.5m] so Tottenham will have to be prepared to splash the cash if they want to land the attacker this summer.
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