Taking to Twitter, Sportitalia TV reporter Rudy Galetti has shared an update on Tottenham’s pursuit of Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
The Croatia international is one of many Serie A stars wanted by new Spurs boss Antonio Conte, it seems, with Calciomercato.it namedropping the midfielder among a host of other names.
It is also believed that the 52-year-old is personally ready to welcome Brozovic to Tottenham with ‘open arms‘ as his contract winds down at the San Siro.
While the player himself has admitted he wants to extend over a move away, reports have kept refusing to rule out his possible exit if Brozovic’s demands aren’t met.
Sharing a social media update, it appears Inter are edging closer to meeting their midfield star’s demands of €7 million (£6.2m)-per-year.
The Nerazzurri are apparently willing to table an offer ‘similar’ to Lautaro Martinez’ wage at Inter, which amounts to around €6 million-per-year (£5.38m) plus add-ons.
Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, however, are ‘at the window’ and ready to ‘please’ Brozovic in case an agreement can’t be reached – presumably meaning they are willing to meet his demands.
Remoulded as a playmaker under Conte at Inter last year, signing Brozovic on a pre-contract could secure Tottenham a bargain heir to former hero Christian Eriksen.
The Dane has been sorely missed at Spurs since his departure to the San Siro and Brozovic could actually come as a creative presence in his stead – especially going by his WhoScored stats.
He even averaged the same amount of key passes per 90 in the final third as Harry Kane did last season (1.4), racking up six assists in that time whilst proving he can be a real threat going forward.
Former Inter manager Andrea Stramaccioni described Brozovic as a ‘very precious‘ asset to his former side and we believe the 70-cap star’s versatility would prove precious to Spurs also.