Report: Atletico Madrid want £20m Tottenham Hotspur target Ignacio Camacho

The Malaga midfielder has been linked with Spurs this week.

A week ago it was reported by The Mirror that Tottenham Hotspur were eyeing up a move for Spanish midfielder Ignacio Camacho.

The report said Tottenham were willing to pay £20 million for the Spanish international, who at 24 is really starting to shine at current club Malaga.

However, Tottenham will face competition.

According to a report in Inside Spanish Football, that competition will come from his former club, Atletico Madrid.

Los Colchoneros had Camacho on their books for six years before selling him to Malaga in 2011, after he failed to make the first team. But the La Liga champions need to bring in midfield recruits. The likes of Gabi and Tiago are not getting younger and Mario Suarez is set to leave.

Therefore, the club are apparently willing to swallow some pride and pay over the odds for their former prospect.

Tottenham, on the other hand, have plenty of midfielders, although many have not impressed. The likes of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli have not exactly taken White Hart Lane by storm whilst Lewis Holtby and Tom Carroll's futures look to lie elsewhere.

But Spurs will have a job on their hands convincing Camacho not to return to his former club in the summer.

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