Tottenham Hotspur look set to have an exciting close to the January transfer window, as talk of Lucas Moura’s potential move to North London reaches a crescendo.

While the Brazilian’s impending arrival will be a massive boost for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, the recent comments of one his international compatriots should be of real interest to Spurs.

Monaco star Fabinho, who has been consistently linked with a move to the Premier League, has stated that he is ready to make a move away from the Principality outfit – which should put Tottenham on alert.

“If a move to a new league or a club with a bigger structure and bigger expectations, I would be interested,” the Brazilian told Lance in his homeland.

”My time with Monaco was good, but I feel my time here is coming to an end.”

While speculation in the press linking Fabinho to English football has rarely mentioned Tottenham as a suitor, the North London club would be advised to change this.

The 24-year-old has all the attributes that Pochettino asks for in his players at Spurs – he is versatile, hard-working, tactical aware and very capable in possession.

Fabinho has played a lot of his football at right-back, but is equally and perhaps more adept in central midfield and can play as a centre-half.

With Eric Dier’s versatility being a major asset for Tottenham, adding another international-calibre star to offer cover in a number of positions would be a shrewd move by Spurs.

While time is running down on the January transfer window, Pochettino and the club should be watching Fabinho very closely and given his latest comments, a summer move would be an excellent decision.