Atletico Madrid have set a €10 million asking price for reported Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Alessio Cerci, according to reports.
Cerci has had to deal with heavy competition for places since moving to Madrid, battling alongside fellow signings Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic for a first-team spot.
He has yet to start a league match so far this season, and his apparent unhappiness has alerted a number of clubs such as former suitors Arsenal and Spurs ahead of the January transfer window.
If Spurs’ interest is serious, then they will be pleased to know that the likelihood of a January deal has increased if reports by the Spanish publication El Confidencial are to be believed.
“The problem of Cerci abandoning Atleti is that the club only contemplates a deal now. They require €10 million from the future buyer, circumstances that complicate the player’s departure,” the report states.
Cerci, 27, is described as a wide forward possessing pace and trickery but above all an end product in the final third, traits which will certainly appeal to Spurs.
He was terrific for Torino in Serie A last season, starting 35 matches and contributing with an impressive 13 goals and ten assists.