The Turkish international's release clause has been revealed.
Tottenham have been linked with a number of attacking midfield options this summer and it is believed to be the one area Mauricio Pochettino still wants to strengthen following the signings of Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama, with the Daily Mail claiming Spurs are keeping a close eye on Malli.
Georginio Wijnaldum is one such target – also reported by the Daily Mail – but his rumoured £27 million price tag means it s unlikely Spurs will pursue the deal further unless Newcastle make it clear they are willing to compromise.
Malli’s clause meanwhile - £8.4 million at today’s exchange rate – makes him a steal considering his stellar performances in the Bundesliga last season.
Signing players from foreign leagues always comes with its own risks and there is typically an extended settling in period, but given Daniel Levy’s determination to find a good deal, Malli could be the option Spurs go for.
Reports emerged earlier today claiming that a deal has been agreed for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and that he is set to join the Lilywhites in the coming days.
It is unclear whether Pochettino will look to add further attacking options beyond N’Koudou, but with the likes of Clinton N’Jie, Nacer Chadli and Heung-Min Son failing to set the world alight last season there could be more activity than was anticipated at Hotspur Way over the coming weeks.
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