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Report: Spurs chairman Levy has identified first summer signing, ready to move quickly

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to move quickly in order to secure the signature of Chelsea attacker Willian, according to Football Insider.  

The 31-year-old is out of contract with the Blues at the end of the season and it looks likely that he will become a free agent.

Tottenham clearly need to reinforce their squad at the end of the season.

Spurs are a shadow of the team that they were under Mauricio Pochettino, who expressed the need to freshen up the playing group before being shown the exit door.

On current form, Tottenham will probably finish outside the Premier League’s top five this season and thus fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The report added that the North London club are prepared to offer Willian a lucrative contract in order to make him their first signing of the summer.

It was current Spurs boss Jose Mourinho who took Willian to Chelsea in 2013.

Whilst Willian is now into his thirties, he is still capable of scoring goals against top-class opposition.

The reported Tottenham target proved this by scoring during the Blues’ recent victories against Everton and Liverpool.

A move for Willian would make sense from a Spurs perspective.

One of the North Londoners’ problems, which has been exposed recently, is that they lack sufficient cover for key attackers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

Willian would be able to compete with and ease the burden on the aforementioned Tottenham duo.

However, in addition to new attackers, Spurs also need new defenders.

The Tottenham rearguard has proven to be fragile this season with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld looking like they are feeling their age.

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