Tottenham to battle Liverpool for Lazio's Onazi
Tottenham to battle Liverpool for Serie A winger
Liverpool's anticipated return to the UEFA Champions League is certain to boost their transfer window credentials this coming summer. After several periods of fighting to sign top talent because of their absence from Europe that gap is once again to be narrowed.
However, there is still competition for the top talent in Europe from around the continent and also domestically as Tottenham are believed to be leading the Reds in the race to sign SS Lazio starlet Ogenyi Onazi.
The 21-year-old is putting in some impressive performances for the Eagles in the Serie A and Brendan Rodgers and the Reds are keen to continue to recruit young talent that can be trained into the Liverpool manager's system.
Tottenham on the other hand also have a chance at stealing the wide attacker from the Reds because they potentially could offer him a faster track to the first team or more playing time in their squad rotation system.
Spurs issue will be that they could potentially miss out of European action and there is still much to be decided in terms of whether or not Tim Sherwood is going to be appointed as the full time manager or if he is still only keeping the seat warm until the summer and more changes will be seen throughout the North Londoners ranks.
Reports from Metro have the player set to leave for greener pastures in the Barclay's Premier League for around £8 million, but a bidding war between Rodgers and Tottenham could see his price go up and Lazio reap the rewards for the young Nigerian.