Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic has admitted his interest in a move to England.
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Ante Rebic has been quoted by The Mirror as saying that he would like a move to England as it suits his style of play.
The 25-year-old may have only hit six goals and two assists for Frankfurt last season, but he became a wanted man by some of Europe’s biggest clubs last summer.
That’s because Rebic starred for Croatia at the World Cup in Russia, helping his country reach the final of the tournament before losing out to France.
The Mirror note that Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Tottenham all wanted Rebic over the summer and were prepared to pay around £35million to sign him, only for Rebic to stay with Frankfurt.
Rebic has impressed this term with seven goals in 14 games, and has now been quoted as saying that he would like a move to England, acknowledging the interest from English clubs in his signature.
“I can’t deny many clubs, some from England, expressed an interest,” said Rebic. “The Premier League is attractive and it would suit my style. I’d like to experience it,” he added.
Rebic will be a wanted man again after those comments, and even if there isn’t much time before Thursday’s transfer deadline, Spurs should at least put the feelers out again.
With Harry Kane out, Spurs are an attacker down, and Rebic provides the same versatility that has made Son Heung-min so important, possessing the ability to play out wide or up front.
Convincing an out-and-out striker to play second fiddle to Kane is tough, but in Rebic’s case, he can also operate out wide or even behind the striker, where he has featured for Frankfurt this season, giving him the opportunity to play in a host of areas in this Spurs side.
A hard-working attacker more known for his physical attributes than technical, Rebic would provide something a little different to the Spurs attack whilst still posing a major threat, especially on the break.
Rebic could be ideal for Spurs right now, and whilst it’s a considerable fee being demanded, he is the sort of signing that Spurs should be looking to make in order to bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s attacking options.