Spurs reportedly missed out on the Turkish international in the 2017 summer transfer window when they came close to signing the winger, only to be beaten to the punch by Roma. The Italian side swooped in late to complete the £11.7m transfer from Istanbul Basaksehir.
Since then his price tag has risen significantly on the back of an impressive first season in Italy, scoring eight goals and grabbing the attention of a number of clubs during his side's run to the UEFA Champions League semi final.
Spurs will have ample amounts in reserve after not making a single signing in the summer, meaning they could more than match a clause of £50m in the winger’s potential new contract at Roma, should they step up their chase.
They could face some competition for the signing of
Cengiz Ünder has scored at home in the Champions League for the first time in his career.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 2, 2018
Roma making up for the Real Madrid defeat. pic.twitter.com/vBnAR6Obb6
With Spurs sitting in fifth place in the Premier League table and their squad under strain from a number of injuries in the early part of this season, it looks like Daniel Levy will be in for a busy January window to ensure they pick up the pace and don’t fall behind their rivals.