Berbatov claims Tottenham target could struggle in the Premier League for this reason

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur look to be keen on bringing an attacking midfielder in before the transfer window shuts this month, perhaps as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.

The Evening Standard states that Poch and Levy want to sign either Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon or Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis for this very purpose.

The transfer window slams shut on August 8th for incoming Premier League transfers this summer, so Spurs have just five days to get the deal over the line.

Another player Tottenham have been linked with is Juventus playmaker, Paulo Dybala, with Spurs apparently making a £45m bid for the player last month (La Stampa).

However, it seems as if Man United is the more likely destination for the Argentine at this moment, potentially as part of a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku (Sun).

While ex-Spurs and United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, is impressed with Dybala’s intelligence, he believes that he may struggle with the Prem’s physical side due to his size.

Berba said (Sun): “I am a fan of Dybala. You can see his football intelligence.

“The thinking, his pass, the left-foot, his shots, his free-kicks, I like him a lot.

“The only thing is that he is not big, he’s small. Will he fit into the Premier League where it’s more physical?

“But you look at other players with his stature – David Silva for example – he’s a legend.

“It’s important for him to look at those types of players if the deal goes through.”

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