Tottenham join Leicester in summer chase for bargain €25m left-back

Date published: Monday 13th April 2020 3:44 - Rob McCarthy

Kostas Tsimikas

Tottenham have reportedly joined Leicester in the hunt to sign highly-rated Olympiacos left-back Kostas Tsimikas this summer.

According to Greek newspaper SportDay, via Sdna and Sport Witness, Spurs have entered the race for the 22-year-old, who has also been attracting interest from the Foxes as well as Sheffield United.

The report adds that Tottenham scouts have watched the Greece international in action, as Jose Mourinho looks to bring in two new full-backs this summer.

Spurs allowed Danny Rose to join Newcastle on loan in January, with the England star looking a certainty to leave at the end of the season, while Ben Davies is widely considered a back-up option and Jan Vertonghen also looks like he will be on his way.

Tsimikas has been in outstanding form for Olympiacos this season and his performances against English sides in Europe, where he played against Spurs, Arsenal and Wolves, have caught the attention of many clubs.

As for Leicester’s interest, the Foxes are expected to be on the hunt for Ben Chilwell’s replacement – with the England star expected to make a big-money switch to Chelsea.

Tsimikas’ contract with the Greek side will expire at the end of June 2022 and recent reports stated that Olympiacos will be looking to receive at least €25m from the sale of the player.

Gary Neville reveals why he wants Tottenham man to be ‘perfect’ Man Utd signing

Meanwhile, Gary Neville insists that Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane would be a ‘perfect’ signing for Manchester United this summer.

 

 

Kane admitted last month that he could quit the north London club if Spurs do not progress because he wants to win trophies ‘sooner rather than later’.

The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football over the past six seasons, scoring 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs, despite having his fair share of injury problems.

The Red Devils are known to have expressed interest in signing the England skipper this summer and Neville says Kane would be a ‘perfect’ signing for his old club, even at the £200million asking price. Read more…

 

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