Tottenham eyeing move for Feyenoord’s Tonny Vilhena

Vilhena impresses for Feyenoord

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Tottenham are interested in signing Feyenoord midfielder, Tonny Vilhena.

The 23-year-old has spent all of his senior and youth career in the Netherlands with Feyenoord.

In that time he has made 236 appearances for their first team, in which he has scored 36 and assisted 23.

Vilhena has also played 15 games for Netherlands’ first team.

Vilhena is naturally a central midfielder who largely operates in the box-to-box midfielder role.

However, he can also play as an attacking midfielder and on a few occasions, as a left mid.

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Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pochettino on Spurs full squad

While Tottenham are being linked with several players including Vilhena, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has not offered much hope of signing any players any time soon.

When speaking about bringing in new players Pochettino had this to say:

 “You know it’s difficult to talk about rumours, about names.

“We’ll see what happens in January. We have a full squad, we have 28 in the squad.

“It’s impossible to sign players if we don’t have the space.”

While Pochettino has said Spurs cannot sign players if there is no space, Tottenham will likely need to sign a new central midfielder come the summer.

This is because Mousa Dembele’s contract with Tottenham is set to expire in July of 2019.

As Dembele is 31 he is unlikely to be given a new deal.

As a result, Vilhena could be a great replacement for the Belgian.

 

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