Eberechi Eze enjoyed an excellent season.
The attacking midfielder is currently contracted to QPR, and was a key member of their squad throughout the 2019/20 season.
The 22-year-old made 46 appearances in the Championship, starting every single game of their campaign.
A versatile presence who can play in attacking midfield or on either flank, he scored 14 goals and also registered eight assists.
He is now unsurprisingly in demand, with a number of Premier League clubs interested in securing his signature this summer.
GIVEMESPORT understands that Tottenham Hotspur have watched Eze and have been impressed by his displays.
But it appears that they face serious competition to land the young playmaker.
Sky Sports reports that Crystal Palace attempted to get a jump on their rivals by tabling a bid worth over £12 million for the twice-capped England U21 international.
However, QPR have rejected that offer as they look to keep their prized asset.
West Ham United have also expressed an interest in signing Eze, and they may have been boosted by the news that he will not be heading to Selhurst Park.
He has a contract until 2021 at Loftus Road and it appears that this could turn into something of a saga.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
This is a huge boost for the Irons.
They did not enjoy the best of seasons under manager David Moyes, ultimately finishing 16th, just five points clear of the relegation zone.
If they are to strengthen their squad, a move for Eze would be a shrewd one.
He is not likely to cost the Earth, and would be an upgrade on the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals in the attacking midfield position.
Those two managed to provide just seven assists throughout the season, one fewer than Eze alone.
Eze is also a younger prospect, a player who can grow and improve, and potentially offer a high amount of resale value for the club.
That, alone, makes the deal worthwhile; add in the fact that he would instantly make the starting XI better and it becomes something of an absolute no-brainer.
The club ought to make it a priority to beat Spurs and Palace to the punch and acquire the QPR man’s signature.
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