Ozan Tufan can play in midfield or at right-back, so no wonder Mauricio Pochettino could be keen to bring him to Premier League strugglers Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Turkish international midfielder Ozan Tufan after watching him in action for Fenerbahce recently, according to Fanatik.

It has been a miserable start to the season for Spurs and it feels like a brilliant era has come to an end with Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen expected to follow Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Mousa Dembele out of the door next summer.

But that does not mean Tottenham cannot rebuild and start again.

Tufan, at just 24, has his best years ahead of him and looks like the sort of rising star who could help Mauricio Pochettino put together a new, competitive Spurs team. With 45 Turkey caps to his name already, Tufan has been very highly rated for some time now.

He’s capable of playing both in defensive midfield and at right-back, meaning he could fill two positions of serious weakness in the Tottenham squad.

According to Fanatik, scouts from North London were in attendance as Fenerbahce were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at home by Super Lig rivals Antalyaspor on Saturday. Tufan still managed three shots and two tackles in a typically all-action display however.

Fanatik claimed that London rivals Crystal Palace offered £2.5 million for Tufan in the summer of 2018 and you can guarantee that he would cost a lot more than that these days.


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