Tottenham are reportedly hoping to convince Liverpool target Sven Botman to join them from Ligue 1 side Lille in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool and Inter are said to be interested in the centre-back and could challenge Tottenham for his signature, with a €45m fee touted for the Dutchman.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Botman is enjoying a spectacular season with Lille in Ligue 1 and the race to sign him in the summer could expand beyond the three teams mentioned above. At the age of 21, Botman is showing incredible consistency in his performances and if he can keep this up between now and the end of the season it would not be a surprise to see more European teams joining Tottenham, Liverpool and Inter in pursuit of the defender.
The Dutch defender has averaged a WhoScored rating of 7.06 in Ligue 1, to back up the point about his consistency, and has averaged a score of 6.74 in the Europa League. This shows just how impressive Botman has been for Lille since his move to the club from Ajax and why he could be a good addition to Liverpool if they go for him in the summer window.
Whether or not Liverpool have the funds to facilitate a €45m deal for Botman also remains to be seen. The article does not reveal if any of the interested clubs are willing to pay that fee, so Spurs may not need to convince Botman too much if they are the only club able to pay €45m.
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