Tottenham are reportedly interested in making a move for Celta Vigo attacking midfielder Brais Mendez.
The 22-year-old who can play on the flank as well as centrally is said to have been identified as a player to potentially replace Christian Eriksen in North London (90 min).
Much like Eriksen at Spurs, Mendez is also into the final year of his contract at Celta and the club are reportedly having trouble getting him to sign an extension (as relayed by Sport Witness).
Spurs reportedly want to take advantage of the situation by bringing him in on a cut-price deal in January.
Mendez has now been asked by AS about Tottenham’s interest and the Spaniard insisted that he isn’t thinking about a transfer away from Celta for the moment.
He is quoted as saying: “I’m out of everything, I focus on training and working as well as possible for myself and the team.
“Whatever has to be in the future, it will be. This is my house, I feel very good here, we know each other We all have many years of friendship and that makes it even better. I want to stay here.”
When asked about whether he will renew his contract with the club, Mendez revealed that his representatives were in the process of negotiating a new deal.
He added “It remains the same. It is not an issue I am aware of every day, my representative and the club take it. I am calm.
“It is not a thing that I have to be worried about if I renew it now or within two months. I prefer to focus on my job and let others deal with it.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While Mendez is certainly one to keep an eye on, if he is to be the man we bring to replace Eriksen, I will be pretty disappointed as his record isn’t too impressive. We need to bring in someone like Hakim Ziyech or Bruno Fernandes who can help replace the Dane’s creativity and goals.
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