Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are reportedly going head to head for two transfer targets this summer.
West Ham United have the potential to strike a double transfer-blow to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Kovacic has been heavily linked with Tottenham throughout the transfer window so far, but West Ham appear to be stepping up their chase now.
It shows the ambition of the Hammers that they are now rivalling Tottenham for targets, and their transfer plans could cause frustration at Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Spurs have been quiet in the transfer window so far, and if Tottenham fans do see both Kovacic and Plea at West Ham next season, that could cause annoyance.
Tottenham’s transfer policy has come under scrutiny in recent seasons, with Pochettino’s side just failing to get over the line in multiple positions.
And if West Ham do land Kovacic and Plea ahead of them, Tottenham supporters would be within their rights to ask serious questions of their side’s ambition.