Tottenham should consider Mateo Kovacic as cheap alternative to reported summer targets

Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Real Madrid midfielder would be a useful addition for Tottenham Hotspur.

Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea celebrate following their sides victory in the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya...

Mateo Kovacic is likely to return to Real Madrid after his loan spell with Chelsea last season, according to a report from the Daily Mail, and Tottenham should push to sign the Croatian as a cheap alternative to some of their current midfield transfer targets.

Spurs have been linked with a plethora of expensive midfield stars already this summer.

Ajax ace Donny van de Beek is a £45 million target for Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail, whilst £70 million-rated Tanguy Ndombele is allegedly attracting attention from the north London outfit, according to the Sun.

 

Meanwhile, BBC Sport report that Spurs have already lodged a £53 million bid for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso, whilst Portuguese outlet A Bola claims that Mauricio Pochettino has identified Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes as a potential alternative to the Argentine.

The Daily Mail claims that Kovacic could be a available for much less than the £34 million that Real Madrid paid for his services four years ago, and in today's day and age, that would represent excellent value for money.

Despite the Croatian's struggles with Chelsea last season, he is still very much a top class player, and he would add a lot to Tottenham's midfield.

Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea is challenged by Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku,...

Kovacic, 25, can play anywhere from the deep-lying midfield position to the more advanced number 10 role, and his quality when in possession, combined with his keen eye for a killer pass, is precisely what Spurs need, especially if Christian Eriksen is moved on this summer.

The Real Madrid midfielder would be a cheaper option than some of Tottenham's other reported transfer targets, and he might just prove to be a real bargain for the north Londoners, if Pochettino does in fact decide to pursue a move for the Croatia international.

2nd December 2018, Stamford Bridge, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Chelsea versus Fulham; Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea

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