Club chairman insists several teams interested in rumoured Spurs target

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Dom Le Roy

Fenerbahce midfielder Elif Elmas seems to be attracting a lot of interest from various leagues in Europe.

The 19-year-old has made 37 appearances for the Turkish giants this season and has gained rave reviews for both his attacking and defensive contributions.

The Macedonian has been linked with a move to Tottenham this summer as Mauricio Pochettino looks to rebuild his squad.

Central midfield is one of the areas where Spurs are most desperate for upgrades, with Elmas being one of many names linked with the club.

Lazio have reportedly had a bid turned down for Elmas, while the likes of Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Manchester United, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven, Fiorentina, and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be interested in his services.

Now Fenerbahce chairman Ali Koc has spoken out about the teenager’s future. While he admitted that there were several clubs interested in Elmas, he insisted that Fenerbahce could hold on to him this summer.

Speaking to Turkish daily Hurriyet, Koc said, “Currently there are a lot of teams interested in Eljif. However, we do not have to sell Eljif. If necessary, we will keep him for a further year.”

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While Elmas is unproven at the top level, for the reported asking price of €20million, he is certainly worth a punt.

Irrespective of whether Spurs land the Macedonian, the club are in desperate need for top-class midfielders who would walk into the side.

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