Were it to happen, the move to Spurs would cost the London outfit in the region of £35m.
Tottenham’s transfer window thus far is rather startling, particularly when contrasted with those of competitors such as Chelsea and Manchester United. Kyle Walker and Nabil Bentaleb have left for a combined £64m, but the arrivals tab is completely bare, bar returning loanees.
The lack of transfer activity even prompted defender Danny Rose to have a pop at the club earlier this week for their reluctance to spend.
“I am not saying buy ten players, I’d love to see two or three — and not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players.
“There are three weeks to go until the window shuts and you look at Man City and think, ‘If the window shut now they would be happy with the business they have done’.
“As a Tottenham player I’d love to see more signings. It would lift me seeing a top player come through the door.”
The Englishman could be set to rejoice soon, as Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez may well make his way to White Hart Lane.
The 21-year-old has been left out of Marcel Keizer’s squad for their Eredivisie opener against Heracles. Kiezer himself confirmed to De Telegraaf that no injury is involved, rather that Sanchez isn’t mentally ready to line out given the speculation.
“Marc Overmars and I have both had contact with Davinson about the things that surround him,” said Keizer.
“Of course, I hope he stays with Ajax, but tonight we play without him. I only want players with 100 per cent focus on Heracles.”
Per the same outlet, a transfer to London is already in progress, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said to be in Amsterdam.
The Colombian scored six goals in 32 league appearances in his senior debut season, including this spectacular effort against AZ Alkmaar.