Tottenham receive transfer boost as £16m target keen for Premier League move

Gerson hopes Tottenham will pay £16million and sign him in the summer following a series of impressive performances with Flamengo. According to Goal.BR, Spurs have been in contact with the midfielder’s agent and informed him of their willingness to sign him ahead of next season.

The Brazilian would be very keen on a move to north London as he is looking for a second chance in Europe following two hapless stints at Fiorentina and Roma.

The 23-year-old has made 41 appearances for Flamengo where he has also recorded four goals as well as four assists across all competitions.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for reinforcements in midfield as he needs a player with a similar skill set as Mousa Dembele, who left the club in 2019 for the Chinese Super League.

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Gerson’s asking price also sounds appealing to the north Londoners who are set to work on a limited budget because of the coronavirus’ financial impact in the transfer market.

Several Premier League clubs will focus on loan deals, free transfers and player swaps as they will want to put their finances back in order.

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Mourinho hinted that Tottenham will go down the same path once the season finally comes to an end as he doesn’t expect any “crazy” transfers.

The Portuguese manager said recently: “It is normal you are going to have a different market, I don’t see the world – especially the football world – ready for some crazy numbers we used to have

“The first questions after that is will be when will the transfer window be? I don’t think it will be in July or August anymore, it has to go further than that.

“I would like my club to be what I know what we will be: sensible, balanced and not going to spend rivers of money.

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“We are trying to respect the situation, not just the football but the situation in the world and society overall.

“But it is the last thing we are thinking, we are not thinking about it. There are no talks about it. We think about safety and following every rule.”

Tottenham are now focused on the Premier League, which is set to restart on June 17 with all remaining fixtures taking place behind closed doors.

Spurs are eyeing a top-four finish as they are eighth in the Premier League table with seven points separating them from fourth-placed Chelsea.

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