Report: Update on transfer situation involving two Spurs-linked left-backs

Kicker have reported that Stuttgart want to sign rumoured Spurs target, Ridvan Yilmaz, but only if their current left-back Borna Sosa is sold this summer, a player also said to be on Tottenham’s radar. 

According to Turkiye Gazetesi, Tottenham Hotspur have launched an €8m (£6.7m) offer for Besiktas starlet Ridvan Yilmaz.

Spurs are expected to be in the market for a left wing-back this summer, with previous reports indicating that Antonio Conte is not convinced by Sergio Reguilon (Football Insider).

If Turkiye Gazetesi’s latest report is to be believed, Spurs have now pushed ahead with a move for Yilmaz, who has progressed steadily since breaking into the Besiktas first-team in 2019.

The left-back, who has also featured as a wing-back, has three goals and four assists in 25 league appearances so far this campaign (Transfermakrt).

The report claims that Besiktas do not want to let the 20-year-old leave this summer for a fee of less than €10m (£8.4m).

However, Yilmaz is alleged to have informed the Turkish giants of his desire to leave amidst Tottenham’s interest, with the defender said to have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League.

Kicker now claim that Stuttgart are also in the race for Yilmaz, but only if fellow Spurs target Sosa leaves. Christian Falk reported recently that Tottenham and Arsenal were both interested in the left-back who is known for his incredible crossing prowess.

Spurs Web Opinion

This news has to be taken with a pinch of salt as Turkish outlets are not very reliable when it comes to transfer stories. If Spurs do sign a left wing-back, I would expect the club to pursue an established star, who would instantly walk into the starting eleven rather than an up and coming young talent.

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