Journalist reveals where Spurs stand in race for Real Madrid player

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to pursue a move for Achraf Hakimi this summer, amidst news that the right-back is on the verge of completing a move to Inter Milan.

Hakimi has established a reputation as one of the best young full-backs in world football during the two seasons he has spent on loan at Borussia Dortmund and is set to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Tottenham are said to be among the teams who are reportedly interested in snapping the full back up this summer (Bladi.net).

However, recent reports indicate that Inter Milan are now in advanced talks with Real Madrid over signing the 21-year-old (Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano).

It is alleged that the Serie A giants will pay around €40million (£36.4m) plus add-ons and the Moroccan international will sign a five-year contract with Antonio Conte’s side.

Gold has revealed that Tottenham have not been involved in the race for Hakimi and are unlikely to make an offer for him given that they will have to outbid the likes of Inter to sign him.

When asked during a Football.London Q and A by a fan if the Lilywhites are likely to go for the Real Madrid man, Gold responded: “The key often (sadly) is when there’s a lot of competition for a player, Spurs aren’t involved.

“It’s frustrating but they don’t really do bidding wars with clubs or agents.

“Hakimi is wanted by Inter and Dortmund have been linked with keeping him.

“Of course you can never rule out a late move but Spurs’ transfer deals are usually more sudden and quickly tied up before others can get involved.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I never expected us to go for Hakimi as Real Madrid’s asking price was always likely to prove too much for us given our financial circumstances. However, I am extremely excited about the possibility of us signing Timothy Castagne.

The rumours about our move for the Belgian seems to be gathering pace and I believe he could potentially be an excellent acquisition for us. He is also likely to be considerably cheaper since he only has a year left to run on his contract at Atalanta.

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