The Mainz midfielder’s release clause expires at the end of this month.

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Tottenham Hotspur have recently been credited with an interest in Mainz 05 Yunus Malli. It was recently reported by The Daily Mail that the Turkish international would be considered as a cheap alternative to Georginio Wijnaldum – who has since joined Liverpool from Newcastle United.

Malli has long been linked with Spurs and his release clause has always been a reason to consider his transfer likely.

Yunus Malli

The 24-year-old, who notched 11 goals and four assists from midfield last season, has a release clause of €10 million (£8.4 million). That is a meagre price for a player with clearly a lot of talent.

Liga Insider however reports that this clause only runs until the 31st of July.

This was also reported by Kicker earlier in the month, giving Spurs just under five days to make a move for the player at this price.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring

Speaking about the future of Malli this week his head coach at Mainz, Martin Schmidt, had this to say – as reported by NullfunfMixedZone:

“If suddenly there is an immoral offer for a player here, we just have to think in a market economy and would listen carefully.

“Because you can indeed get the opportunity to invest itself again in the squad or in players.”

Mainz boss Martin Schmidt

Spurs are said to be interested in bringing in one more central midfielder to add strength in depth to their team ahead of a Champions League campaign.

Malli is a player that perfectly suits the style Mauricio Pochettino is looking for and would be a steal at that price.

But with only five days left of his apparent release clause Spurs need to get a move on.

In other news, Report: Celtic want to sign £1.3m international after breakthrough season