Report: Pochettino is big fan of Yunus Malli, patient Spurs preparing summer move

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Tottenham are keen on a summer move for Mainz star Yunus Malli.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to re-visit their interest in signing Mainz playmaker Yunus Malli this summer.

Spurs have enjoyed a stunning season and look set to return to the Champions League, and that - combined with the new TV deal in the Premier League this summer - should give manager Mauricio Pochettino more money to spend in the transfer market.

Now, The Mirror claim that Spurs will make another move for Mainz playmaker Yunus Malli at the end of the season, rekindling their interest in the player.

It's claimed that Spurs attempted to sign Malli in January, but Bundesliga side Mainz flat-out refused to sell during the season, and Tottenham are being patient in their pursuit by attempting again this summer, rather than abandoning their move entirely.

Malli, 24, joined Mainz back in 2011 having failed to make an impact with Borussia Monchengladbach, but he has now become one of the most impressive attacking midfielders in German football.

After six goals last season, Malli has now hit ten goals this term, as well as adding two assists for Martin Schmidt's side, unsurprisingly drawing interest in the process.

A skilful playmaker who can also play out wide, Malli would offer even more competition for places at Spurs, and given that the report claims that Pochettino 'is a big fan' of Malli - hence Tottenham's willingness to be patient in their move for him - the German could have a big role to play if Tottenham can finally land their man during the summer transfer window.

Pochettino swooped for two Bundesliga stars last summer, snapping up Kevin Wimmer and Son Heung-min from Koln and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, and with interest in Malli, Tottenham may well place a certain emphasis on attempting to sign more of German football's top stars in the near future.

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