Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing FC Koln midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt. The 24-year-old primarily plays as a winger but can also play as a playmaker. He is diverse enough to jet-heel down either wing. The FC Koln team has been relegated from the Bundesliga this season and Bittencourt is set to leave the team this summer.
Multiple German teams like Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim are interested in scooping up the winger. However, they are likely to face competition from the French side AS Monaco and the English side Tottenham Hotspur.
It is being reported that the player is interested in opting for a switch to the English league with Spurs set to be his preferred destination. The German player is yet to make a final decision on his future and Tottenham is reportedly ready to spend £7 million to bring in the winger.
The player has been in good form this season scoring 5 goals and creating 3 more. He is technically gifted just like all the German players and has been consistent with his football this season. The player has a good work rate and plays fast and direct football.
If he were to move to Tottenham Hotspur, he would join the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Hueng-min Son and Lucas. Tottenham are playing some excellent football this season under Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs put the Argentine in charge over three years back and he has transformed the team into world beaters.
He has formed a young, attacking side with excellent strikers and wingers who can take the game to the opposition. They play fast, exciting football with a great tempo, which other teams have been unable to keep up with.
The players are well-drilled and well trained in attacking unanimously and Bittencourt will be a good addition for them. However, given that Spurs have quality players like Alli, Eriksen, Son and Lucas on the team, the German winger is unlikely to get regular game time.
The player will probably have to settle for a bit-part role and take part in the domestic cup games and the inconsequential league matches. He will now have to decide whether he wants to join Spurs or not as on one side lies the lure of playing in the English Premier League and on the other side, he will have to deal with sitting on the bench for long periods.