Tottenham should revive interest, hijack Liverpool move for £20m Ignacio Camacho now £4m

Tottenham were interested in Liverpool target Ignacio Camacho a year ago, with a very different price quoted.

Liverpool are interested in signing Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho, The Mirror reported earlier this week.

The most interesting aspect of a deal is his potential price tag, with Malaga's financial troubles meaning he could be available for as little as £4 million.

Such a price tag should alert potential rivals to a deal, and one side in particular should pay close attention.

The Mirror reported last year Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen on signing the 25-year-old defensive midfielder, but was quoted £20 million.

Camacho has one international cap for Spain and came through the Atletico Madrid youth academy, and was part of the Malaga side which reached the Champions League quarter-finals three seasons ago.

They were knocked out by a Borussia Dortmund side now managed by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who evidently remembers the player.

Why do Tottenham need Camacho?

With Eric Dier establishing himself in central midfield, there is a case to be made that Spurs no longer need Camacho, and they would be fine without him.

Yet when a 25-year-old Spanish international is available for £4 million, or even slightly more, they need to consider their options.

Would Camacho be an upgrade on Ryan Mason, or Nabil Bentaleb, who have struggled to make an impact this season?

Camacho has Champions League experience which will help Tottenham in the competition assuming they clinch qualification, and he would be a more than useful player to have available.

The carrot of playing in the Champions League again could give Spurs the vital edge over Liverpool, and see that they finally get their man.

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