Vecino closes on £21m Inter move, another 'Tottenham target' crossed off

Matias Vecino of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 13, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

Tottenham do not have a need for Matias Vecino and are sitting back as he joins Inter.

Just over a month ago Tottenham Hotspur were reported to be weighing up a move for Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino.

The Sun reported Spurs had made contact with the Italian side as they considered their options in case Eric Dier ended up leaving, amid interest from Manchester United.

United clinched a deal for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic yesterday, with Spurs holding firm over Dier.

Vecino is then moving on elsewhere himself, unchallenged by Tottenham.

Matias Vecino of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 13, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

The Argentine is signing for Inter Milan, with Goal reporting he is undergoing a medical ahead of his £21 million move.

Vecino would have been a replacement for Eric Dier at around a third of the price and could have represented smart value for Spurs, but ultimately it is better to have a player they know and trust.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur attempts to get past Daley Blind of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on...

Dier holds a strong rapport with his Tottenham teammates, particularly Dele Alli, and selling him in the same summer as Kyle Walker would have sent a terrible message out about the club's ambitions.

Holding onto Dier is a big statement from Spurs, although where they will spend their money this summer remains in question, with the North London side the only team in the Premier League who have not bought a single player.

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