Boateng has indicated that he would be keen on a move away from AC Milan, and given the way he has grown into a real star since his Premier League experiences, he won't be short on potential suitors.
Tottenham are not exactly short of high quality midfielders at the moment but they have been lacking a player who can drive the attack forward ever since they sold Luka Modric to Real Madrid.
Some of Boateng’s best performances have been produced when he’s given the licence to pick the ball up and just wonder between the midfield and the attack at will.
It’s a natural link which has already appeared around Spurs earlier this season doubled with the fact he’s only got one year left to run on his current contract which means time is running out for AC Milan to move him on.
Signing Poli in central midfield could be a very good indication that the Italian giants are about to give Boateng a way out of his nightmare creating a possible return to a club where he could quickly become loved in a big way.
Poli joins the club playing in the exact same position and with a few years on Boateng which could force him into making one last big career jump before he heads into his 30s.
Another thing that Spurs have got going in their favour is that the abuse KPB has been suffering at Milan means the fact Spurs may not have Champions League football next season won’t really matter.
Some things happen in life which make things such as Tottenham’s European status irrelevant and for Boateng it’s more likely to be about playing football somewhere where that isn’t going to happen and where he’ll be popular with the fans.
The money side of any deal shouldn’t really be a problem because even if another club comes into the bidding, driving the price up, Spurs could still snap him up for around £20 million which seems like a decent price.
The only worry for Spurs could be his recent injury problems which have seen him endure six injuries over the last two seasons, which is something Andre Villas-Boas will be very wary over.
Daniel Levy has always been very shrewd with the money he’s allowed his managers to use at Tottenham Hotspur and Boateng’s injury record is something which does question the value of that.
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