Tottenham need to ramp up interest in Rafinha as move for Jack Grealish reportedly stalls

Rafinha Alcantara #12 of FC Barcelona controls the ball against AS Roma during their International Champions Cup 2018 match at AT&T Stadium on July 31, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.

Tottenham Hotspur should focus all of their attention on signing the Barcelona midfielder.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will surely be incredibly frustrated at his side's lack of activity in the transfer market this summer, with just six days remaining until their first game of the new Premier League season.

One particular area where the Argentine will be looking to bolster is his central midfield department, what with Mousa Dembele facing an uncertain future in north London and Victor Wanyama expected to be out for a while with a knee injury.

Spurs are reportedly keen on signing Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, but according to the Daily Mail, their move for the 22-year-old is stalling, with the two clubs a long way apart on their respective valuations of the midfielder.

 

With this in mind, Tottenham need to focus all of their attention on signing Barcelona's Rafinha, and what a superb addition the Brazilian could be for Pochettino's side.

The 25-year-old was a target for Spurs earlier on this summer, according to Spanish media outlet Sport.

Barca value Rafinha at around €35 million (£31.2 million), according to Sport, and in today's day and age that would represent excellent value for money for the north London outfit.

Rafinha Alcantara of FC Internazionale Milano (C) is challenged by Andrea Barberis (R) and Rolando Mandragora (L) of FC Crotone during the serie A match between FC Internazionale and FC...

He can play anywhere across the midfield, or in more advanced positions along the front-line, and he would undoubtedly help add a certain level of creativity and guile to Tottenham's play in the final third.

Rafinha is an excellent passer of the football, and is comfortable when in possession.

His arrival at White Hart Lane would be a real boost for the football club, and Spurs cannot miss out on the opportunity of bringing the Brazilian to north London this summer.

Rafinha Alcantara of FC Internazionale Milano looks on during the serie A match between FC Internazionale and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

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