Tottenham Hotspur should not make second bid for Adrien Silva

General view outside Wembley stadium before the match

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva.

Sporting Lisbon's Adrien Silva

According to Portugal newspaper Jornal de Noticas (printed edition, page 53, June 20, 2017), Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a second bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva (click here to read more).

It has been reported that Tottenham’s initial offer in the region of €20m (£17.5m) for the midfielder was not enough, and that with Sporting seeking around €30m (£26m), the North London outfit are preparing a second bid.

Portugal's Adrien Silva

Silva is a good player with a lot of experience, but spending £26m on a 28-year-old who has played his entire professional career in Portugal would be a massive mistake from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

True, the Portugal international is a good midfielder and won the European Championship in 2016, but is he a player that Tottenham need?

Spurs have a pretty stable and settled midfield lineup, and Silva is not going to be an instant starter for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Would it make sense to spend £26m on a 28-year-old who is likely to end up as a substitute and as an impact player?

Answers on a postcard, please!

Portugal's Adrien Silva in action with France's Moussa Sissoko

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