Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a move but Tottenham would be a better option.

Tottenham should make a move for Real Madrid starlet Lucas Silva this summer, should he become available.

The youngster has been linked with a move to Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United this summer, by the likes of the Guardian, as he is unlikely to replace either Luka Modric or Toni Kroos in the Madrid midfield next season.

However, Sky Sports expert Gerry Armstrong has said on Kicca that a sale is not likely to happen and that a loan move to a Premier League side is a more likely outcome.

And if that is the case, Tottenham should pursue a deal for the 22-year-old as he would be an ideal addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

His squad is currently lacking in a natural defensive midfielder, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Mousa Dembele all looking more comfortable going forward than defending.

The Argentine boss has also sold his defensive midfield options this summer, with both Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue having left for PSG and Watford respectively.

With the high pressing game that Spurs employ under Pochettino though, a defensive minded midfielder protecting the defence is desperately needed, with the back four often being left exposed when the midfield presses high up the pitch.

If they are unwilling to invest in one this summer, Silva would present a solid short-term option, with the player likely to give his utmost to impress his current employers and ensure he has a future at the Bernabeu.

It would also make sense from the players standpoint, with game time more likely at Spurs, while the Premier League would also undoubtedly help him progress more rapidly than a season on the bench with Rafa Benitez’s side.

Whether a move comes for Lucas Silva this summer remains to be seen, but if he’s available on loan, Tottenham should definitely be one of the clubs vying to secure his services.

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