Tottenham reportedly monitoring Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka

Tottenham Hotspur Logo 2

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be impressed with the 23-year-old holding player.

According to a report from London 24, Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs watching Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

The 23-year-old started his career at Swiss side FC Basel before moving to Germany in 2012, and he has already racked up 127 appearances for Monchengladbach, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists in the process.

This season Xhaka has also taken on the role of captaining the side and he does not look fazed by the added responsibility.

Tottenham have plenty of midfield options at their disposal this season, with Eric Dier emerging as a brilliant holding midfielder and Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele playing ahead of him.

With Nabil Bentaleb and Tom Carroll also on Spurs’ books some fans may question the need for another player in that position, but Xhaka is a class act and he is the perfect age to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League.

With bags of talent and significant sell-on value in the future, Xhaka would represent a fine purchase for Tottenham if they can get him ahead of the many other clubs likely to be interested.

That said, with a contract until the summer of 2019, and having played such a vital role for his current club in recent times, it will take all Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s bargaining power to get his man.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch