Report: Spurs scouts closely observing Gremio starlet Walace ahead of summer transfer window

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Tottenham are reportedly considering a move for Gremio star Walace.

According to a report from The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur scouts have been closely monitoring Gremio midfielder Walace ahead of a possible summer move for him.

Spurs are likely to be active in the summer transfer window, given that they will be receiving the new Premier League TV money, as well as possessing the lure of Champions League football.

Central midfield may be an area that manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to tackle, as whilst Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele have struck up a superb partnership this season, question marks surround the likes of Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Nabil Bentaleb, and better depth may be needed if Spurs are to compete on all fronts next season.

Subsequently, The Mirror report that Tottenham's South American scouts have been watching the progress of Gremio star Walace, ahead of the summer transfer window.

Walace, 21, joined Gremio from Avai back in 2013, and it's claimed that he has been so impressive in his native Brazil that he has been labelled 'the Brazilian Paul Pogba', given that he also possesses impressive physical attributes and stands at 6ft 2in tall.

Primarily a defensive midfielder, Walace is allegedly being valued at around £7m by Gremio - well within Tottenham's budget - but they aren't the only team keen on him.

It's also claimed that Napoli, Sevilla and Valencia have all registered an interest in Walace, meaning there could be a summer battle for his signature - and after the failures of Brazilian midfielders Paulinho and Sandro at White Hart Lane, Spurs fans will have to hope that Walace is something of a different tale.

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