Report: Spurs want the 'next Eden Hazard' & two Benfica stars this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur are said to be lining up a triple swoop this summer.

The London Evening Standard report that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in making a summer swoop for Rafa Silva, Eduardo Salvio and Anderson Talisca.

The trio all currently ply their trade in Portugal, where Spurs have been scouting heavily over recent months, and they are apparently on Mauricio Pochettino's wishlist.

Rafa Silva plays for Braga, where his form has made him one of the most sought-after prospects in the country.

The winger has been labelled as ‘the next Eden Hazard’ by observers and apparently has a £17.7 million release clause in his contract that Spurs want to activate.

Salvio and Talisca, meanwhile, are both at Benfica and are considered two of the Portuguese giant's better players.

Benfica are said to be asking for £25 million for Salvio, which could prove too expensive for Spurs, but Talisca could be available at a more affordable price.

What would be the impact?

If Spurs could land all three players they would obviously be spending a sizeable chunk of their budget, but their attacking options would be massively improved.

Tottenham have a potent finisher in Harry Kane and an architect in Christian Eriksen, but there is a feeling that the rest of their attacking players could all be upgraded.

Although Nacer Chadli, Andros Townsend and Andros Townsend are all capable Premier League players, an injection of class down the wings is something Tottenham will need if they are to make it into the top-four.

The capture of all three Portuguese-based players would be a statement of intent and if Spurs are to become genuine Champions League contenders on a regular basis, then this is the sort of market they need to be shopping in.

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