Seven Facts About Spurs Target Borja Valero

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a move for 28-year-old Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero.

If the rumours are to be believed then Spurs are going to strengthen their midfield this summer, with the addition of experienced Spanish midfielder Borja Valero. It’s a move which could be very sensible considering the reported fee, around £13 million, plus the fact Spurs will need cover if they get into the Champions League.

Here’s a little more about him;

1) Valero has already had a spell in English football, playing 31 games for West Brom without scoring a goal.

2) He was born and raised in Madrid and spent his years (nine) as a youth team player at Real Madrid, making 76 appearances for the B team.

3) He is a Spanish international and has represented his country at four different levels; Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and senior level.

4) He made his debut for Spain in June 2011 against the United States and provided the assist for Fernando Torres’ goal during the match.

5) He played regularly in the Spain Under-19 side that won the 2004 European Championship.

6) His most prolific season came with Real Mallorca where he bagged five goals in 33 games while on loan.

7) He won the Spanish Player of the Year award in 2010, which was sandwiched between two loan spells from West Brom with Mallorca and Villarreal in La Liga.

Good potential signing for the club?

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