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Report: Tottenham have ‘stepped in’ with interest in Turkish international

According to Fanatik, Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their efforts to sign Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz after the youngster’s proposed move to Eintracht Frankfurt collapsed.

Tottenham have already strengthened at left wing-back this summer with the addition of Ivan Perisic, and the Croat is expected to compete with Ryan Sessegnon for a place in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven next season (Football.London). 

However, that has not stopped the speculation linking the North London club with a move for Yilmaz, with Turkiye Gazetesi reporting previously that Antonio Conte’s men were ready to pay around €8m (£6.7m) to land the 21-year-old this summer.

The wing-back, who notched up seven-goal contributions during the 2021/22 campaign (Transfermarkt), has impressed for both club and country over the last 12 months.

Fanatik now claim that Yilmaz was set to join Frankfurt after having agreed on personal terms with the club.

However, the Bundesliga club allegedly insisted on paying the transfer fee in instalments, which meant that Besiktas pulled the plug on the move.

This is said to have allowed Spurs the chance to enter the picture for Yilmaz, with the report claiming that Conte has given the green light for the club to snap up the youngster.

Spurs Web Opinion

Fabio Paratici has shown during his time at Juve and Spurs that he loves taking a punt on up-and-coming young talent. So, I wonder if he is considering signing Yilmaz and loaning him back out to Besiktas just as Spurs did with Pape Mater Sarr last summer.

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