Spurs plot summer move for midfielder

Tottenham are reportedly plotting a summer move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, according to Mirror.

Mauricio Pochettino is eager to add a new face to his squad having failed to do so in the last two windows.

Lucas Moura was the club’s last addition joining from Paris Saint-Germain during the 2018 winter window.

Spurs’ lack of activity in the market place is increasingly putting Pochettino under pressure, especially after Mousa Dembele left for China.

The Argentine manager is seeking a replacement in midfield and young Soler is an option.

According to the Mirror, the Lilywhites are ready to cough up £30million for the 22-year-old.

However, the English side faces huge competition landing the promising central midfielder with Paris Saint Germain also keen.

Soler is largely unknown in England but his stock is rising fast in Spain.

Manchester United fans will remember the player who scored in Valencia’s 2-1 Champions League win against Manchester United at La Mestalla in December.

Soler loves to storm forward to produce a moment of magic.

The 22-year-old has done so twice in 28 games in all competitions this season but also created six assists for the club.

Born in Valencia, Soler is yet to be capped by Spain but has represented his nation at several youth levels.

Quick and direct, he is fond of roaming the midfield waiting to be picked out with a pass.

As soon he receives the ball, he drives into the heart of the opposition, using his deft touches and good vision to push forward Valencia’s forays into attacking areas.

Soler could prove to be a good replacement for Dembele.

The Belgian international will be playing in China soon and so Spurs will be missing some technical ability in the heart of midfield and Soler could fill that void.

One thing that is for sure is that the club need to invest in new players or they risk being left behind by their title rivals. Both Manchester City and Liverpool have invested in already very strong squads in recent windows, as they continually look to improve.