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Braga president provides update on the future of Tottenham-linked Rafa Silva

England's Danny Rose in action with Portugal's Rafa Silva

The attacker is reportedly on Spurs' radar.

England's Danny Rose in action with Portugal's Rafa SilvaEngland's Danny Rose in action with Portugal's Rafa Silva

SC Braga president António Salvador has commented on the future of in-demand star Rafa Silva, in quotes published by MaisFutebol.

The Portuguese international has reportedly attracted interest from Spurs – according to the Mirror – and Salvador accepted that the 23-year old could depart this summer.

"Every year Braga change players. We are prepared to replace those who leave. Regardless, the important thing is to have a good team and I will do everything so that Braga continue to have good players,” said the club’s president.

England's Eric Dier in action with Portugal's Rafa SilvaEngland's Eric Dier in action with Portugal's Rafa Silva

“Will Rafa leave? As you know he has a €20 million termination clause. There have been clubs that offered twenty million - there was one in January that gave up more than twenty million and the player showed no interest in going there.

“Rafa has three more years of contract and he knows what Braga want. I'd like to keep him, have said so, but if it turns out (he leaves) we will work to replace him as well,” he added.

Mauricio Pochettino has added Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama to his ranks so far this window but recently spoke of his desire for further acquisitions.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou at MarseilleGeorges-Kevin Nkoudou at Marseille

One of those is believed to be French winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, with MadeinFoot reporting that the transfer will finally go ahead this week, and Silva may be another on Pochettino’s radar.

Spurs have already sold Alex Pritchard this summer, while Nacer Chadli has been linked with a move away by the likes of Sky Sports.

Braga's Rafa Silva in actionBraga's Rafa Silva in action

Should the Belgian follow Pritchard out the exit door, signing both Nkoudou and Silva would make sense given Spurs’ current options.

Both players would join Heung-Min Son in providing cover and competition for Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen and would ensure Pochettino can rotate effectively without a substantial drop-off in quality.

Rafa Silva’s release clause works out at just under £17 million and in today’s market that is excellent value for a pacey, technical attacking midfielder with bags of potential.

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