Tottenham are interested in HNK Rijeka’s Ivan Lepinjika
Tottenham are interested in Croatian midfielder Ivan Lepinjika. (h/t Football London)
The 20-year-old midfielder who plays for HNK Rijeka in the Croatian first tier is said to cost around £4.3 million.
The midfielder joined Rijeka from Third-tier club Pazinka in 2013. He has since played 32 times for Rijeka and scored 1 goal. (h/t Whoscored)
Leipinjika spent the first half of last season at second division side Zadar, where he scored 2 goals in 14 appearances.
He then returned to Rijeka at the beginning of 2019, making his first-team debut in a 4-2 win over NK Rides. He has since been a regular starter for the Croatian outfit.
An everpresent this season, the 20-year-old featured prominently in the Europa League Qualifiers. Unfortunately, his team crashed out against Gent preventing the player from taking his game to a larger audience.
The player does appear to have disciplinary issues and has picked up 6 bookings this season.
HNK Rijeka expert Ivan Zezelj has gone on record comparing Lepinjica to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
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The midfielder is also reportedly being scouted by Chelsea, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion with the Blues said to have offered £3 million for the player.
Rijeka are said to be holding out for £4.3 million. Whether Tottenham believe the player is worth the amount or not remains to be seen.