The news of Josko Gvardiol’s desire to play in the Premier League has Tottenham Hotspur fans excited about the prospect of signing the talented centre-back.
Tottenham are one of the clubs linked with a move for the talented Croatian defender back in January. Although that move never went through, Gvardiol is one to keep a look out for in the future.
While RB Leipzig may be reluctant to let go of their prized asset, Gvardiol’s admission that he wants to play in England could give the two clubs hope of securing his services.
Gvardiol is a player with huge potential, and his performances for Leipzig and Croatia have caught the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. At just 21 years old, he has already established himself as a key player for both club and country, and his ability to play at both centre-back and left-back makes him an even more valuable asset.
For Tottenham, the signing of Gvardiol would be a massive coup. The club has struggled defensively in recent years, and the addition of a player of his quality would go a long way towards shoring up the backline.
Speaking about the future, Gvardiol admitted that he had the opportunity to move to Leeds United in the past and that playing in England was always the dream.
“I had two options, between Leeds and Leipzig. [Marcelo] Bielsa was the coach and I don’t know if you know this but my goal in my career is to play in the Premier League.I didn’t speak with Bielsa but of course he sends a few people and they came to Zagreb.
“I met these guys and they show me it was something like a plan how they see me in their style of football. I mean, when they presented it everything looked good and you could maybe see yourself there in that moment.”
Chelsea, on the other hand, have a wealth of defensive options at their disposal, but Gvardiol would still be a valuable addition to the squad. With Thiago Silva coming towards the end of his career, it is understandable that the club want to sign a youngster.
Of course, the biggest stumbling block for both clubs will be the reported release clause in Gvardiol’s contract. At 97 million Pounds, he would become one of the most expensive defenders in history.
It remains to be seen whether Tottenham or Chelsea will make a move for Gvardiol in the future, but one thing is clear: he is a player with a bright future ahead of him, and his desire to play in the Premier League will only increase his appeal to clubs in England.