Leeds United and Tottenham are reportedly among the clubs interested in Ruben Kazan attacker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
A recent report from Gazzetta Dello Sport has offered an update on the future of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The Rubin Kazan attacker is considered the rising star of Georgian football, with his performances in the Russian Premier League putting multiple clubs on alert.
Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United are no exception, especially with Rubin Kazan likely to cash in on the winger after the end of the season. The Russian outfit are holding out for a fee of around €15 million, which appears to be a bargain for a player that has dominated the scene in Russia in recent years.
A left winger by trade, Kvaratskhelia has indeed enjoyed immense success since his move to Rubin Kazan in 2019. His tally of nine goals and 18 assists for the club speaks for itself, though what has particularly made him such a sought-after prospect in European football is his ability to create chances and take on players in the final third.
After two and a half years of success, Kvaratskhelia feels it is time to take the next step in his career, especially amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis. And both Tottenham and Leeds United willing to offer him the platform to showcase his talents in the Premier League.
The interest from Leeds United, in particular, is no surprise as the Whites brace themselves for life without Raphinha. Many expect the explosive Brazilian winger to move on in the summer, with Barcelona reportedly tabling an offer to snap him up in the new season.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are gunning for more creativity in the final third, given how the team has appeared over-reliant on Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. The arrival of Dejan Kulusevski has added more bite to the Spurs frontline, but Antonio Conte still lacks reliable depth in the creative department.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia could be an ideal signing for both Tottenham and Leeds, given his qualities in the final third. At the age of 21, the youngster has room to further hone himself as an attacker as well, making him an ideal investment, especially for a fee of just €15 million.
However, multiple reports suggest Kvaratskhelia could make a shocking return to his homeland by joining Georgian outfit Dinamo Batumi. It could serve as a major blow for Leeds United and Tottenham, though Spurs have also set their sights on other alternatives, including Galatasaray’s rising star Kerem Akturkoglu.