Spurs, Swansea and West Ham chasing young Bosnian defender

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Bosnia and Herzegovina's Muhamed Besic has attracted the interest of three Premier League clubs after a solid showing at the World Cup in Brazil.

The 21-year-old versatile defender is currently playing for Hungarian side Ferencvarosi TC but he played in all three of Bosnia's World Cup games and has reportedly made himself a target for Premier League clubs this summer with his performances in Brazil.

Besic spent two years with German side Hamburg but was suspended from the side due to a lack of discipline and a bust up with manager Torsten Fink saw the defender sold to play football in Hungary.

He had the opportunity to play for Germany at youth level but instead chose to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina's U21 side. He then became the youngest ever player to feature for the national side aged just 18 and has now made himself a key part of the first team.

  TeamPosAppsWon Tackle / appsOutfielder Block / appsDuel Won / appsInterception / appsTotal Clearance / appsMins
Muhamed Besic Bosnia and Herzegovina DF 3 2.00 0.67 7.00 2.33 1.67 270

Besic played every minute of Bosnia's first ever World Cup campaign and won an impressive average of seven duels per game.

He featured in a deep-lying midfield role at the tournament and formed a solid partnership with Miralem Pjanic in the heart of midfield, but is usually played in defence.

The youngster's determination and work rate would make him a solid acquisition for any Premier League side, and Spurs will be looking to bring in more options at centre-back as the likes of Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Jan Vertonghen have all been linked with moves away this summer.

West Ham and Swansea are also interested in the versatile defender who can also play in midfield, and could be picked up on the cheap this summer.

Besic would join national teammates Asmir Begovic and Edin Dzeko in the Premier League with a move to England and at just 21 has plenty of potential.

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