Marcelo Brozovic

Tottenham Opinion: Why Spurs should break their bank for Marcelo Brozovic

Back in August 2018, a report from Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti claimed Tottenham Hotspur had a €40million bid for Marcelo Brozovic turned down by Inter Milan.

Marcelo Brozovic, 26, joined Inter Milan from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015 and has established himself as a key player for Luciano Spalletti’s side in the last couple of seasons.

Last year, he played a crucial role alongside the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic, Domagoj Vida and Mario Mandzukic in guiding Croatia to the World Cup final in Russia, unfortunately, they were beaten 4-2 by France.

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As far as Tottenham are concerned, they have had a rough few weeks of late in the Premier League. Their decision to not sign a single player in the past two transfer windows has come back to haunt Mauricio Pochettino now, with the north Londoners now scraping for a top-four finish.

By hook or crook, Pochettino should invest heavily in the summer to bridge the gap between his team and the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City. The next season will be crucial for Tottenham and Pochettino, who should target winning a trophy and not just get into the top four.

The Spurs manager needs to persuade Chairman Daniel Levy to take his cheque book out in the next transfer window to reinforce every single area of the pitch. But first, they must solve their midfield crisis by going all out to sign Marcelo Brozovic.

Brozovic is known for his quality on the ball, incisive passing, vision and industry. The Croat possesses superior technical qualities which allow him to keep exceptional close control in tight situations. Sitting at the base of the midfield, he is responsible for shielding the backline and dictating the tempo of the game with his passing range.

The 27-year-old can also play in an advanced role or on the right and left of midfield but he excels in a holding role, where he makes use of his ball-retention skills, work rate and excellent distribution. Brozovic likes to keep the ball at his feet, works those pockets of space in the final third and cut open defences with one killer through ball.

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Without any shadow of doubts, the Croatian international’s addition would bolster Tottenham’s midfield options and would give the team some much-needed bite and energy in the engine room.

Conclusion

Tottenham have a squad capable of finishing in the Premier League’s top four every season but Pochettino should aim for trophies in the 2019/20 campaign.

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And for that, they’ll have to spend heavily in the transfer window as it will be difficult for Spurs to continue punching above their weight without some investment.

Brozovic would be a fantastic addition and to sign him, Tottenham will need to come up with a bigger and better offer than the one they offered Inter last year.

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