White Hart Lane side keen on Bosnian.
Tottenham Hotspur look keen to continue their summer development as Andre Villas Boas ordered Daniel Levy’s men to bring in Roma’s attacking midfielder Miralem Pjanic according to the Daily Mirror.
The midfield maestro had caught the eye of Spurs’ director of football Franco Baldini when he spent time with his Italian owners, which sparked the clubs interest in the young Bosnian. Villas Boas spoke with Baldini before eventually ordering the approach as they look to bolster their midfield options in preparation of Welsh winger Gareth Bale leaving for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
At the age of just 23, Pjanic has asserted himself as a starter for Roma and managed to prove himself in Serie A last campaign – grabbing three goals and five assists during his twenty game spell. The majority of his time was spent as a central midfielder, but he did spent several games playing out on the right – boosting the Italian’s attacking threat with Totti on the left and Osvaldo through the centre. His spell on the right could have been longer but he was just temporary cover for Argentine forward Eric Lamela – who managed an impressive 15 goals during his 30 game stint last season.
Reports claim Pjanic is worth around £15million yet Rudi Garcia has already insisted the Bosnian international is one of his most prized assets, telling reporters : “What Miralem did last year I do not care. The Pjanic I see today is what I’ve known in France.” Right now, it still stands unclear what Spurs have actually offered Roma for their star.