Bruno Martins Indi would be an excellent piece of business for Tottenham Hotspur this summer

The 21-year-old defender is one of the biggest prospects in Dutch football, and Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to fend off competition from Chelsea, Liverpool and AC Milan for his signature.

Whilst Tottenham Hotspurs fans might have been frustrated by a quiet final day of the January transfer window, they will undoubtedly agree that they have had a fine season in terms of new arrivals at White Hart Lane.

Lewis Holtby's winter arrival added to a slew of excellent acquisitions in the summer, with Moussa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris standing out as particularly shrewd purchases.

No doubts wheels are in motion for the coming summer already, and if rumours about their interest in Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins Indi are correct, then Spurs would seem to have their eye on another excellent young player.

The Portuguese born player already has seven caps for the Netherlands, and has been impressive for Feyenoord since becoming a regular in their side since 2011. Whilst the Dutch national team is generally more famous for its plethora of talented attacking players, now established at left back, Martins Indi is amongst their most promising youngsters.

Comfortable either at left back or in the centre, Martins Indi is fast, strong in the air and a threat going forward if playing on the flank. He is currently valued at around £5.5 million, but if several top clubs come in for him in the summer, then that figure could easily rise to around £10 million.

If Spurs could sign the youngster, it would be another excellent addition to their imposing defensive line-up. So far this season they have lacked cover at left back, and there have also been persistent rumours that Beniot Assou-Ekotto might leave in the near future. Martins Indi has all the attributes to become an effective part of the Spurs defence, with his pace and physical strength well suited to Andre Villas-Boas high pressing system.

If they do claim Champions League football, especially if its through a third place finish in the league that sees them guaranteed a place in the group stages, Spurs will be looking to strengthen their squad considerably once again this summer, and Bruno Martins Indi would be an superb place to start.

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