Tottenham have £27million held back for the purchase of Alex Grimaldo from Benfica, according to reports.
Grimaldo, the left-back, has represented Portuguese giants Benfica since 2016, when he left Barcelona having failed to make a senior appearance for the Camp Nou club.
The 22-year-old starred for Barca’s B team, and has been one of the best performers in Portugal since his transfer to the Estadio da Luz.
His form for Benfica has earned admiration from across Europe, and Spurs have prepared an offer from the young left-back.
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According to Record, Tottenham have ‘reserved’ around £27m (€30m) for Grimaldo, while Borussia Dortmund, of Germany, are also said to be interested.
Tottenham have not yet submitted their offer for Grimaldo, and it appears Mauricio Pochettino is holding off from making a move until Danny Rose’s future has been decided.
Rose, the England international, has been linked with leaving north London this summer – potentially for Manchester United – and Grimaldo is considered a replacement for the 28-year-old.