Tottenham Hotspur targeting Euro 2016 winner Rafa Silva

Spurs are looking to continue their summer business.

Tottenham Hotspur targeting Euro 2016 winner Rafa Silva
Silva in action for Braga (photo: Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a move for Portugese attacking midfielder Rafa Silva, per reports in the London Evening Standard.

Having already signed Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama, Mauricio Pochettino still wants to strengthen his squad for the upcoming Premier League season, which starts in just 12 days. 

Spurs will be competing in the Champions League this season, meaning Pochettino will be more inclined to play as strong a team as possible in more competition's, meaning the Argentine needs more quality in his squad rotation players. 

Silva has made over 100 appearances in Portugal

Silva, 21-years-old, is looking to furthen his career after developing at Sporting Braga in his home country, and Spurs could look to seal a move costing around £10million, possibly with future incentives. 

He's an exciting young player that would add to Tottenham's attacking options, especially with Clinton N'Jie expected to go out on loan, and Andros Townsend having left in January.

Silva's made over 100 appearances for Braga since signing for them in 2013, and helped them to a win the Portugese Cup, their version of the FA Cup, last year.

Following on from that, he was a member of the Portugal squad that triumphed against France in last month's Euro 2016 final, leading to interest from the likes of Zenit St Petersburg and FC Porto, as well as Tottenham.

Silva playing for Portugal (photo; Getty)
Silva playing for Portugal (photo; Getty)

Nkodou should sign by the end of the week

However, before entering formal discussions over the deal for Silva, it's thought that Spurs want to get their pending transfer for Georges-Kevin Nkodou over the line.

A fee with Marseille was agreed for the winger nearly two weeks ago, but the deal has dragged on longer than thought, now set to be finalised by the end of the week, with the aforementioned N'Jie going the other way.