The powerful, mobile midfielder has been compared to the likes of N’Golo Kante and it is clear to see that he has got plenty of attributes that would suit him in the Premier League.
Indeed, Spurs could do with a player of his ilk having seen Mousa Dembele leave the club and not really replacing what he brought since.
United, meanwhile, need some fresh energy in their midfield too after letting Spanish star Ander Herrera leave the club earlier on this summer.
However, with Spurs in the Champions League they could well hold the upper hand this summer window over the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope that that isn’t the case, though, as he looks to build on his early summer work of signing Daniel James from Swansea City earlier in the week.