Tottenham identify €40m Bundesliga star as ideal midfield reinforcement

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2021 9:33

Tottenham are among the suitors for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus, according to reports.

Midfield is a key area Spurs are looking to strengthen in the transfer market. After seeing the impact Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg made since his arrival from Southampton, they could be looking for further reinforcements.

That would especially be the case if Dele Alli leaves this month. The England international is a target for PSG, where he could reunite with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

While Alli has not featured much under Jose Mourinho, Tottenham could still look for an option their manager trusts more.

Now, one potential target has emerged in the shape of Neuhaus. According to Sport1, Tottenham are in the battle to sign him.

Neuhaus joined Borussia Monchengladbach in 2017 and after a year out on loan, became a member of their first team in 2018.

He has since progressed into a key player and even made his international debut for Germany in October. He scored on his first cap.

Now, Neuhaus is attracting interest from a number of clubs. Bundesliga powerhouses Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are leading the race.

Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on him, but there are a range of suitors in the Premier League. Of those, Tottenham are the main contenders, it is claimed.


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Summer transfer possible for Neuhaus

A move for Neuhaus is more likely to materialise in the summer than January. He will have a release clause worth in the region of €40m at the end of the season.

Tottenham could consider a stop-gap reinforcement this month, such as a return for Christian Eriksen. In the summer, though, they would prefer to find a longer-term solution.

Neuhaus, at the age of 23, may fit the bill. However, he is not thinking about an exit from Borussia-Park just yet.

He is happy working under coach Marco Rose, who has been tipped to succeed Edin Terzic at Dortmund. If the manager moves there, it may be the more attractive option for Neuhaus.

In the meantime, though, Rose remains at Gladbach – and Neuhaus is likely to as well for the time being.

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