Report: Pochettino and Mitchell 'admire' Jonjo Shelvey, Tottenham consider surprise bid

Tottenham are reportedly interested in a deal for Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

According to The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey this summer.

Spurs have already landed one summer signing in Koln defender Kevin Wimmer, and The Guardian believe that a deal for Burnley right back Kieran Trippier is also edging ever closer to completion.

Intriguingly, they add that Swansea ace Shelvey is also a target, despite fellow midfielder Dele Alli returning from his loan spell at former club MK Dons.

Shelvey, 23, hit three goals for Swansea last season, playing a key role in Garry Monk's midfield as he continues to improve in South Wales, and is now considered to be one of the more underrated English midfielders.

Now though, The Guardian believe that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell are keen admirers of Shelvey, and are considering a shock summer bid to lure him to White Hart Lane.

Shelvey was not only born in London but spent much of his early career in the capital, joining Arsenal and West Ham as a youngster before moving on to Charlton, where he impressed enough to earn a 2010 move to Liverpool.

After struggling to make the grade at Anfield, Shelvey was sold to Swansea in 2013, and having impressed at the Liberty Stadium, he could make a move back to London this summer.

Spurs and Swansea appear to have a strong relationship having seen the likes of Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kyle Naughton and Gylfi Sigurdsson move between the clubs in the last 12 months, and Pochettino could look to exploit that once again this summer.

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