Spurs face battle for Croatia forward

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According to the Mirror we are continually keeping an eye on Croatia’s World Cup forward Ante Rebic but face a battle from Everton for his signature.

He has impressed in Russia for one of the tournament’s dark horses following a consistent season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt last season, alerting both Tottenham and Everton .

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He scored nine goals in 28 appearances last term, including a brace in Frankfurt’s shock German Cup final victory over Bayern and he has enhanced his reputation further at the World Cup, helping Croatia win their World Cup group for the first time with a 100 per cent record, scoring their opener in the shock 3-0 win over Argentina last Thursday.

The Bundesliga side  have activated their option to buy Rebic from his Italian parent club Fiorentina, but are bracing themselves for offers and could be tempted to sell to make a quick profit.

They had at £26million however sporting director Bruno Hubner believes his World Cup displays have pushed his price up.

Hubner said: “Of course he has gained value through the German Cup and now value through the World Cup, he is now in focus for the big clubs.”

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