Reported new Tottenham signing Mehmet Topal to go head to head with Modric

Tottenham fans will be able to check out Mehmet Topal this summer at Euro 2016.

Reports emerged this week claiming Tottenham Hotspur have struck a deal to sign Mehmet Topal on a free transfer from Fenerbahce.

Turkish newspaper Fanatik reported this week Topal will sign when his current contract expires, with The Sun claiming it is a done deal.

Topal is a Turkish international midfielder who has won five domestic trophies in his homeland, including two Super Lig titles.

The 30-year-old has experience which can balance out the youthful enthusiasm of the Spurs team, as they look to challenge in the Champions League next season as well as the Premier League.

Tottenham fans will get an early chance to check out Topal in action this summer at Euro 2016, with the midfielder remaining very much a part of the Turkish squad, where he has more than 50 caps and featured in their latest friendly with Austria.

Turkey have an intriguing fixture list at the tournament which will see Topal take on the very best, starting with their opening fixture against Croatia.

This will potentially see Topal go head to head with former Tottenham maestro Luka Modric, who was outstanding for the club during their last Champions League campaign, and now plays for Real Madrid.

Turkey's second game of the tournament sees them face Spain, a tough challenge for any midfielder, and if Topal can hold his own then Tottenham fans will be able to take away real confidence that their side have signed a top quality player, with their final fixture against the Czech Republic, captained by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Spurs are yet to confirm or deny the deal, but Topal is a fascinating name who could potentially be joining the club next season, and if the club really have struck an agreement before he showcases himself in big matches at an international tournament then it is a very shrewd mood on their part.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch