Tottenham transfer rumors as two more could join Turkish side

As Spurs continue to push forth in their outgoing player sales, Galatsaray have emerged as a potential buyer.
Galatasaray v Gaziantep - Turkish Super League
Galatasaray v Gaziantep - Turkish Super League / Ahmad Mora/GettyImages

Tottenham are looking geared up to conduct plenty of transfer business this summer, and perhaps nowhere more than in midfield roles.

The Danish defensive midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has already been linked with outgoings, and with the business Spurs are looking to do out on the wing as well, Dejan Kulusevski is appearing all the more likely to become a mainstay in Ange’s attacking midfield role.

Now, amid talks of a Giovani Lo Celso transfer to Spanish side Real Betis, Galatasary have entered the race to sign two Tottenham players at the center of the pitch. 

According to Turkish news outlet Sabah, Galatasary have been linked with a move for Hojbjerg, citing “hot developments… [on the] player front and club level" (via The Spurs Web).

Perhaps more surprisingly, the report also stated that Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has has been offered to the Turkish side via his agents.

The interest falls in line with other clubs’ inquiries, though perhaps was not expected to emerge from a club outside of Europe’s ‘big five’ given that his links have largely come from Spain.

The deal could very well go through if the Turkish club are willing to match Tottenham’s asking price. The two sides have conducted plenty of business together in the past, with Tanguy Ndombele spending time away from North London last season in the Süper Lig, and Davinson Sanchez making a permanent move.

Bentancur, on the other hand, could be a less realistic deal in the context of Tottenham's and Ange Postecoglou's joint plans for long-term growth.

The 27-year-old midfielder struggled under Ange Postecoglou’s first season at the helm, largely due to injury which seemed to stifle the player’s development and recovery after the previous season’s ACL knock.

Nevertheless, for the right offer and perhaps an incoming player from Tottenham’s midfield shortlist, anything is possible.