Would Kamil Glik be likely to reject Tottenham for this simple reason?

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Do Tottenham face an uphill task to convince Kamil Glik to sign?

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb reported this week that Tottenham Hotspur have re-entered the race to sign Kamil Glik from Torino.

Despite the defender extending his contract at the club earlier in the season, speculation over his future persists, with Leicester City, Spartak Moscow and Galatasaray also named in the report as interested parties.

Glik is said to be waiting until after Euro 2016 to decide on his future, where he will be a key part of the Polish squad.

Torino have won only eight games this season and sit 13th in Serie A, so a move to Tottenham where he could play Champions League football next season is attractive on paper, or is it?

The problem Glik will face, and Tottenham in convincing him, is where he fits in regarding playing time.

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen formed a formidable partnership early in the season, and when injury struck the latter, Kevin Wimmer stepped in and has not missed a beat.

The club may have an opportunity for a fourth defender, with Federico Fazio sent on loan to Sevilla, but Mauricio Pochettino has indicated he would like to give opportunities to US teenager Cameron Carter-Vickers if required.

A need for a Champions League challenge could be why they want to strengthen and add 28-year-old Glik, who was a former Real Madrid trainee as a youngster.

Yet whether they can persuade him to leave Torino to join them when it is unlikely and unnecessary to make him part of their first choice XI, is another matter, and it is on this basis he will have reservations over a switch.

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