The Italian midfielder could soon be on his way to White Hart Lane.
“I’m in contact with Tottenham for Vazquez and I requested 25 million for him”, said the Palermo president.
“I received some lower offers for Vazquez but he’s worth as much as Berardi. He’d be great wherever, I don’t know why he’s so underrated and I don’t know why. He’d be good at Leicester, Milan and Roma (if they) were interested but if I see Berardi going for 25 million then I’d sell Vazquez (for 25 million)”.
Vazquez is a technically gifted attacking midfielder, who likes to take on opponents and possesses great vision. His acquisition would certainly provide Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino with a unique option but it is unclear whether chairman Daniel Levy will be willing to meet Zamperini’s demands.
25 million euros is £19.5 million (at today’s rate) and after the mixed results of the Erik Lamela transfer, Levy may be reluctant to take another expensive gamble on a Serie A star.
He will however, be aware of the need for Tottenham to strengthen their squad if they are to enjoy a good campaign on both domestic and European fronts.
Pochettino was hampered at times last season with a lack of quality options with which to rotate and this is an issue that will need to be addressed in the coming months.