According to talkSPORT Tottenham are preparing a £27million bid for Alex Grimaldo from Benfica, according to reports.

Grimaldo has been with Portuguese giants Benfica since 2016, when he left Barcelona having failed to make a senior appearance for the Camp Nou club.

He was a star for Barca’s B team, and has been one of the best performers in Portugal since his transfer to the Estadio da Luz and that  form for Benfica has earned admiration from across Europe, and Spurs have prepared an offer from the young left-back.

The article goes on to say that Tottenham have ‘reserved’ around £27m (€30m) for Grimaldo, while Borussia Dortmund, of Germany, are also said to be interested.

Tottenham have not yet submitted their offer for Grimaldo, and it appears Mauricio Pochettino is holding off from making a move until Danny Rose’s future has been decided.

Rose has been consistently linked with a move away since last year – potentially for Manchester United – and Grimaldo is considered a replacement for the 28-year-old.

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