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Spurs ready to bid £27 million for Benfica left-back

Spurs are ready to bid £27 million for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo.

That is according to Portuguese publication Record which indicates that the North London side are preparing an offer for the 22-year old who has been attracting interest from all across Europe, with Borussia Dortmund also said to be monitoring developments closely.

Spaniard Grimaldo is another graduate of the Barcelona academy, who played for their B team but moved to Benfica in search of first-team football in December 2015.  He has since won two Portuguese league titles and domestic cups during his spell in Lisbon, playing 63 times for the side, and scoring 3 goals in his process.

Tottenham have yet to sign any players in the summer window, and their interest in Grimaldo might be an indication that they are prepared to let Danny Rose, who is away at the World Cup in Russia with England, and who has been in dispute with the club over a new contract, leave.

 

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.