Tottenham Scout Fiorentina Midfielder For Potential Summer Deal

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Spurs mull over bringing former West Brom star to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham boss, Andre Villas-Boas, is reportedly monitoring Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero, according to the Mirror.

The 28-year-old has impressed in Italy this season as La Viola continue their push for Champions League football next season and has attracted the attention of a number of clubs looking to add a creative spark into their midfield.

Valero has played in England before, having spent three years at West Bromwich Albion between 2008-11. However, his time on these shores weren’t the happiest as the Baggies suffered relegation during his first season, which subsequently saw him leave on loan for the next two years to Real Mallorca and Villarreal respectively.

His form for Villarreal earned him a call up into the Spanish national side. He made his debut in a 4-0 win over the United States in 2011 and even managed to assist Fernando Torres for the game’s final goal.

Spurs are said to have been to see the Madrid-born midfielder at least four times, though they have not yet made any formal approach. This could change in the summer, though, as Villas-Boas looks to shake up the sometimes stale looking midfield.

Valero can play anywhere central in the midfield and is often used in an attacking role just behind the strikers. He is under contract until 2016 and if Spurs do want to follow up their interest then Valero might not come cheap.