Various British and Italian sources are stating on Tuesday afternoon that Tottenham have made a formal approach for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, in the shape of a €15 million bid.
Tottenham Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas has sounded out the 22-year-old play maker as an ideal replacement for the departing Luka Modric. Spurs will lack that creative spark in the middle and club officials are well aware of this.
Villas-Boas was keen to bring in Joao Moutinho from Porto, but he was not prepared to pay the €29 million that the Portuguese club were asking for and has since stated that he is not likely to purchase any players from his former club Porto.
Pjanic is a Bosnian international and is touted as being a highly creative central midfield player who has bags of potential. Since joining Serie A side Roma in 2011 from Lyon, he has continued to impress Italian media and pundits alike and is set for a big future.
At international level he has made 31 appearances and scored 4 goals. In his short professional career he has a decent record, playing since 2007 he has made 190 appearances scoring 23 goals.
The idea of playing in the Premier League appeals to Pjanic and will certainly be tempted by a potential move to White Hart Lane.
Roma will however be keen to keep hold of their young starlet and are likely to knock back any offers to begin with, but with the current financial strains on football clubs, they could be tempted to give in.751247