Report discloses Spurs' elaborate plan to sign Mahmoud Dahoud for up to £27.5m this summer

Tottenham are reportedly pursuing a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach's Mahmoud Dahoud.

According to Bild, Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to land Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud this summer.

Gladbach are expected to lose star midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer, but they may yet lose Dahoud as well amid Premier League interest.

The 20-year-old was born in Syria but moved to Germany at a young age, and after joining Fortuna Dusseldorf, Dahoud was snapped up by Gladbach in 2010 - but few could have expected him to have made such a huge impact in the first team.

Dahoud has hit four goals and five assists in 35 games this season, and particularly impressed in the Champions League despite Gladbach crashing out in the group stage.

Now, Dahoud is reportedly a target for Premier League clubs, and whilst Bild note that Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are all keen on Dahoud, it's believed that Tottenham are in fact making the biggest move for the player.

It's reported that Tottenham have been watching Dahoud for some time now, and may be willing to spend between £23.5m and £27.5m to secure one of German football's hottest prospects, and add a talented young midfielder to the ranks at White Hart Lane.

However, the deal isn't quite that straightforward. Bild claim that the deal would likely involve Spurs buying Dahoud this summer before loaning him back to Gladbach for a year, enabling him to continue his development where he is settled before joining Spurs in 2017.

It's quite the elaborate plan from Tottenham, and again a sign of a long-term vision under manager Mauricio Pochettino - and given how in-depth their strategy is for Dahoud, they may well be confident of a deal this summer, especially having navigated the German market to sign Kevin Wimmer (Koln) and Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen) under Pochettino.

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