Agent reveals that he has held talks with Spurs and Liverpool over €60m-valued player

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton are all said to have held talks with a potential transfer target ahead of the new Premier League season.

The agent of Mainz’s Jean-Philippe Gbamin has claimed that he has held talks with representatives of the three English sides along with other un-named clubs.

Gbamin can operate as either a central defender or in a holding midfield role and has made 95 appearances for the German side, which saw him play all but three of the matches in the Bundesliga matches last season.

Bernard Collignon has talked up the possibility of the 23-year-old, who is contracted until 2023, moving to a top club.

Collignon spoke exclusively to German publication Fussball Transfers: “I had meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton and many other clubs. He is in the shortlist. However, not as a top candidate, because its exact position is unclear.

“In my opinion he is a player worth 60 million euros. It’s time for him to play as a centre-back.

“There he would be a top player in all four major leagues and would make a great career.”

Tottenham are said to be in the market for another midfielder following the departure of Mousa Dembele to China in January and have been heavily linked with a move for Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele.

If Gbamin sees his future as a central defender any move to North London could depend on the future of Toby Alderweireld at the club, however, the valuation placed on the head of the Mainz forward by his agent certainly seems on the rich side.

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