Tottenham Hotspur signing Gelson Martins for free would be the signing of the summer

Sporting's forward Gelson Martins controls the ball during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs Sporting CP at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on January 3, 2018.

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be keen to bring in Gelson Martins from Sporting Lisbon.

Portugal forward Gelson Martins during the match between Portugal and Saudi Arabia InternationalFriendly at Estadio do Fontelo, on November 10, 2017 in Viseu, Portugal.

According to a report in A Bola, Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins is on Mauricio Pochettino’s shopping list at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Record have reported how Martins could become a free agent, as he seeks to engineer an exit from Sporting Lisbon.

Spurs are now said to be one of the teams taking a keen interest in the situation, with Martins potentially an option for them.

Sporting's forward Gelson Martins (L) vies with Benfica's Serbian midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa (R) during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs SL Benfica at the Jose Alvalade...

And if Tottenham did manage to pick up Martins on a free transfer then it would surely be a the deal of the summer.

Martins has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting young attackers after his performances for Sporting this season.

The 23-year-old has scored 13 goals and claimed 13 assists across all competitions this past campaign, with his pace making him a huge threat to defences.

Sporting's midfielder Gelson Martins (L) vies with Barcelona's defender Jordi Alba during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Sporting CP vs FC Barcelona at the Jose Alvalade...

Martins has been tipped to leave Sporting for huge money, but all of a sudden it appears he could be the biggest bargain on the market, if he leaves the Portuguese club on a free.

And if Spurs could complete the deal to bring in the brilliant wide-man, then it would surely be the finest piece of transfer business done by any club this summer.

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