Darren Ambrose has urged Tottenham to do everything in their power to snap up RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol.

Gvardiol was already thought of as one of the best centre-back prospects in European football ahead of the World Cup and his reputation has only been further cemented in Qatar.

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While for some, the lasting images of the Croat at the World Cup will be the way Lionel Messi twisted and turned him in the semi-final, the 20-year-old has undoubtedly been one of the best defenders across the tournament.

He even headed home in the third-place play-off today, assisted by none other than Tottenham’s very own Ivan Perisic. 

Until last month, some publications had backed Spurs to make a move for Gvardiol (Tuttosport) but unsurprisingly, reports over recent weeks have indicated that a whole host of European giants are eyeing a move for the Leipzig star (Foot Mercato).

Journalist Alfredo Pedulla even asserted a few days ago that Manchester City are ready to offer a whopping €130m (£113.5m) for the centre-back, and could hand the player a salary of around €12m (£10.4) per season.

One would assume that those sorts of figures would rule Tottenham out of the race for Gvardiol but Ambrose has not yet given hope that his beloved Spurs will sign the defender, admitting that he would love to see the Leipzig star partner Cristian Romero at the back.

The former Charlton midfielder told talkSPORT: “I think he’s (Gvardiol) been a sensation and I look at where he plays in terms of centre-half and then I look at my team and Spurs what they need. They’ve got Romero but they need another centre-half. I’d be going all out to get this guy.”

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There is no way that Tottenham would get involved in a bidding war for Gvardiol with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City. I expect the North London club to do everything in their power to convince Alessandro Bastoni to make the switch from Inter Milan next summer.

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