Could Tottenham rekindle their reported interest in Lech Poznan midfielder Karol Linetty?

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The diminutive midfielder was strongly linked with Spurs earlier this summer.

Lech Poznan midfielder Karol Linetty could be set to leave the Ekstraklasa champions following the imminent arrival of Maciej Gajos from Jagiellonia Bialystok, as reported by poznan.sport.

The report claims that the signing of Gajos will pave the way for the 20-year old’s exit and White Hart Lane is a potential destination.

Polish outlet transfering.pl claimed that a deal to bring the technical central midfielder to Spurs was all but complete earlier this summer, but nothing has since materialised.

Club Brugge and Roma also hold an interest in the Polish star, according to Voetbalkrant, and could provide competition, should the North London club decide to revive their interest.

Tottenham’s need for strengthening in central midfield has not been addressed since the Linetty links emerged nearly three months ago, and would render his prospective move less far-fetched than it may seem at first.

The Pozan midfielder is more of a deep-lying playmaker than a tough-tackling defensive midfielder of the ilk of a Victor Wanyama or Sven Bender however, so it’s debatable whether his signing would address Spurs’ most pressing issue in midfield.

Of past Spurs players, Linetty is most reminiscent in style to a certain Luka Modric, with his excellent passing ability and technical proficiency.

At 20 years old however, the Polish international would be three-years younger than the Croatian was when he arrived at Tottenham and it would be a huge ask for him to come in and impact the team right away.

The signing of yet another young prospect - regardless of how talented he may appear - would be a risk for Spurs, with the need for proven quality clearly apparent as the end of the transfer window creeps ever closer.

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