Spurs are lining up a summer move for the Slovakia international after narrowly missing out on his signature during the January window, according to Football Insider.
The report states that Jose Mourinho’s men almost signed the 26-year-old for £25m over the winter before the Serie A giants pulled the plug on the move at the last minute.
Although Tottenham have the joint-third best defensive record in the Premier League this season, their centre-back options have come under scrutiny throughout the current campaign, and Daniel Levy’s apparent plans to pull off a cut-price deal have angered several Spurs fans.
“Sick of Levy and he’s penny pinching. We won’t win any trophies with that cheapskate as our chairman”
“The only non-prem proven cb I’d be happy with. Think we may be priced out of this one though”
“Typical Levy. Get him out of my club.”
“We won’t pay close to £60m …doubt we will even offer £25m again”
“25!??! Levy man…”
“January was the last chance to sign him now he’s back in the starting 11 regularly”
Levy is known as one of the toughest negotiators in football, but even for him, trying to sign a top-class defender with a market value of £49.5m (as per Transfermarkt) for just £25m would bordering on the ridiculous, even with Inter’s financial troubles.