Report: Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Gremio midfielder Walace Souza Silva

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to Gremio midfielder Walace Souza Silva.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Gremio midfielder Walace Souza Silva, report Tuttomercatoweb.

Known simply as Walace, the 21-year-old is a Brazilian youth international, having represented his country at under-21 and under-23 levels.

Tuttomercatoweb report Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is keen on the player, who is said to have been close to signing for Fiorentina last season. 

Walace is a defensive midfielder who has a contract with Gremio until 2018, and came through the club's academy system.

Spurs are not the only Premier League side keen, with Arsenal linked with his signature by The Metro last month.

A work permit could prove a sticking point for Walace, who does not hold a European passport.

If he was successful, then at Tottenham he would be competing with Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Nabil Bentaleb, who are all battling to force their way into a midfield dominated by Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier.

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