Tottenham Hotspur are planning a swoop for Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph in the January transfer window, with the player’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
The White Hart Lane club are hoping to take advantage of Villa’s uncertainty over his future by capturing him for only £3 million, far less than the England international’s true value.
This is because Villa could be set to lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season if Delph does not accept a new contract.
Delph has impressed for Villa in recent seasons since his £6 million transfer from Leeds United.
The talented midfielder came through Leeds’ famous Thorp Arch academy, the first home of other highly talented footballers like Alan Smith, Jonathan Woodgate and Harry Kewell.
Spurs could even include one of their players who they have deemed surplus to requirements to convince Villa to sell Delph this month.
The likes of Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Emmanuel Adebayor, Paulinho and Moussa Dembele are all available to anyone who is interested.