Real Madrid are looking for a defensive midfielder in January & the latest name to be added to their list is Kramer. pic.twitter.com/bM1RvaUCPI— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) November 10, 2014
The issue: Tottenham have lost more home games than any other side in the Premier League this season and sit 12th after 11 games.
The answer: Mauricio Pochettino could spend in January with £12 million Bayer Leverkusen star Christoph Kramer a player linked with a White Hart Lane move.
The problem: Real Madrid want him.
Spanish newspaper Marca has suggested that Real Madrid are planning a move to sign key Tottenham Hotspur target Christoph Kramer this winter, as Carlo Ancelotti seemingly prepares for the departure of Sami Khedira.
Putting his comical own goal yesterday for loan side Borussia Monchengladbach to one side, Kramer has impressed in the Bundesliga after winning the World Cup with Germany last summer.
Tottenham had been tipped to make a £12 million push to get him, as Pochettino seemingly looked for ways to improve the quality of his holding midfield options in the Tottenham squad.
There are numerous problems that Real Madrid’s interest in the player creates.
Firstly, the Spanish side arguably have more resources if the saga pans out into a bidding war at the advantage of Bayer Leverkusen.
Secondly, the profile and lure of Real Madrid to a younger, talented player like Kramer is going to be greater than the temptation of a move to White Hart Lane.
Thirdly, Real Madrid have greater chances of securing silverware this season and next as they have made a decent start to the La Liga season, getting themselves into a good position to win the league.
Kramer would have been a good winter addition for Tottenham but if Real come calling for him, they don’t really stand a chance.