Dean Jones told Give Me Sport that Marcelo Brozovic would be an incredible signing for Tottenham Hotspur, but he does not believe Inter Milan will sell the midfielder.
January will be a crucial month for Antonio Conte’s team. For the majority of the season, they have been underwhelming. Despite this, they are on track to finish in the top four of the Premier League. They have also advanced to the Champions League knockout stages.
With that in mind, you would imagine that Conte would like further signings to come in in January.
Brozovic would be unbelievable for Tottenham
Give Me Sport notes that reports from Italy have claimed that Spurs are in pole position to sign Brozovic – who earns £ 180,000 a week at San Siro.
It would be no surprise if Conte wanted Brozovic. Reports from FC Inter News earlier this year claimed that Spurs tried to sign the Croatian before landing Rodrigo Bentancur. However, Brozovic rejected them immediately.
Tottenham is in a much better place heading into this January window. Nevertheless, Jones does not believe that Brozovic is a realistic target for the Spurs.
“Brozovic is part of the steelwork at Inter Milan. He’s so influential for them and brilliant,” he told Give Me Sport.
“I can understand why Tottenham would be going after a player like this and he would be a dream addition to the midfield, but I just don’t see it happening.
“This would be an unbelievable signing and one that I just can’t believe Inter Milan would allow happening.”
Spurs arguably only need further reinforcements in midfield if something very special becomes available. Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have been two of their best players this season.
That has meant that neither Yves Bissouma nor Oliver Skipp has probably played as much as they would have expected.
Brozovic would be that something special. He has been one of the best-holding midfielders in Europe for a number of years. And he is no stranger to working under Conte.
Jones clearly expects Brozovic to stay put beyond January. But Spurs are surely right to put themselves in the mix.