Tottenham Hotspur look to Malaga star to solve left-back problem

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Malaga’s Portuguese international Eliseu has been linked with a move to Spurs.

According to various sources in Spain - including Elgoldigital – Spurs could be set to make a summer swoop for Malaga left-back Eliseu.

The experienced 30-year-old was reportedly a transfer target for former boss Andre Villas-Boas, and scouts have allegedly already spent time in Spain tracking his progress.

The North Londoners are in dire need of a new left-back, as Danny Rose, Kyle Naughton and Ezekiel Fryers have yet to provide a better service than loaned-out left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Eliseu originally joined Malaga in 2007, but after leaving the club for Lazio and then having a spell at Zaragoza, he returned to the club in 2010. His second spell at the club has been much more of an adventure, as he saw the club dramatically rise under Manuel Pellegrini and then painfully fall as a result of financial troubles.

Eliseu was looked upon as one of Pelligrini’s most trusted players, and his form under the current Manchester City boss led to him being linked with a move to Manchester United in 2012.

The Portuguese international however remained in Spain, and despite remaining a regular first-teamer, his contract is expiring in the summer. It is almost certain he will leave Malaga at the end of his contract – whether North London is the destination or not - due to Malaga’s financial difficulties.

As a free transfer, he could provide Spurs with risk-free top-level experience in that key left-back area whilst the younger players such as Rose and Fryers continue their development.

Spanish paper Elgoldigital also claim that scouts have remained in Spain and have watched Eliseu on a number of occasions, and that owner Daniel Levy is preparing to table an offer to entice him to White Hart Lane.

Would Eliseu be a good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?

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