Tottenham midfield target could be difficult to sign, reports

Spurs are looking to deepen their squad this transfer window, and though a number of enticing names have been linked with the North London club, some may be just out of reach.
Brazil v United States - Continental Clasico 2024
Brazil v United States - Continental Clasico 2024 / Jeremy Reper/ISI Photos/GettyImages

The biggest name circulating within the realm of Spurs' transfer interests across recent weeks has been Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze. However, the English footballer isn't the only central player the club are interested in signing.

According to Brazilian news outlet Globo, Tottenham are also looking into a potential move for Fulham's Andreas Pereira.

Ange Postecoglou's intense style of play requires a high work rate on both ends of the pitch, so it's come as no surprise that the likes of hard workers like Conor Gallagher, Eze, and now Pereira, have supposedly come across the manager's desk.

Despite the interest, however, it could be difficult for the North London club to acquire this particular midfielder's talents.

Before kicking things off with the Brazil national team for the 2024 Copa America, Pereira spoke with Lance, where he admitted that he's looking to play Champions League football in the near future.

Pereira, now 28-years-old, has competed in Europe's biggest tournament just ten times in his career, five when he played for United back in the 2015/16 and 2018/19 campaigns, and five with Lazio in 2020/21 (Transfermarkt).

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Bayern München v SS Lazio - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two / Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/GettyImages

Now, it seems as though the Brazilian is trying to get back to that stage.

Spurs fell just shy of Champions League qualification, finishing fifth in the Premier League below Aston Villa last season; And though the club have received criticism from some fans for falling short of that mark, it seems that many have rallied behind the new management and are pushing for bigger things next season.

The vision at Tottenham is one of long-term growth built around a manager's style of football and his players' commitment to executing that vision.

If Pereira is willing to stay patient for one more season, then a move to Tottenham may yet be a smart decision as he looks to take a step forward in his career.