Report: Tottenham join race for Aston Villa star Fabian Delph amid release clause speculation

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Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph.

According to The Sun, Tottenham are interested in signing Fabian Delph having been alerted to a release clause in his contract.

Spurs have snapped up two defenders so far this summer, with centre back Kevin Wimmer and right back Kieran Tripper both arriving at White Hart Lane.

Now though, with a top four push again the target for Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs will look to target other areas to improve this summer.

The Sun believe that Spurs are targeting a move for Aston Villa star Fabian Delph, though they face competition from Manchester City.

The 25-year-old England international enjoyed a great season for Villa, and whilst he signed a new contract with the club in January, recent reports from the Daily Mirror suggest that the former Leeds youngster has a £10m release clause inserted into that contract.

It's alleged by The Sun that Villa have now had a bid accepted for Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye as manager Tim Sherwood lines up a potential replacement for Delph, with both Manchester City and Tottenham keen to activate that low release clause.

Would Delph be a good signing for Spurs?

Pochettino oversaw the development of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason in the heart of the Spurs midfield last season, but he certainly needs more options.

Brazilian Paulinho has just left the club for Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, whilst Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele and Benjamin Stambouli all offered little last term - and their futures are in doubt.

A player like Delph would bring energy and creativity to the Tottenham midfield, allowing Bentaleb to play a more reserved role alongside him, with Christian Eriksen supporting Harry Kane in attack.

At just £10m, Delph would be quite the bargain, especially considering the inflated prices of English players right now - and Spurs should certainly be looking to activate that release clause this summer.

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