Yunus Malli joins the long list of Bundesliga attacking options who have been linked with a move to White Hart Lane in the summer. Those names include Timo Werner and Javier Hernandez.
This Friday evening, Mainz will host an in-form Schalke 04 side, who have a rich vein of form as of late. Last week, Andre Breitenreiter’s side oversaw Dieter Hecking’s misfiring Wolfsburg 3-0 at the VELTINS-Arena after toppling a defiant SV Darmstadt away from home, a week prior.
Malli, 23, has netted eight times from attacking midfield this season. He joined the 05ers in 2011 after joining from Borussia Mönchengladbach on a free transfer.
In January, he was linked with a move across Germany to Borussia Dortmund. However, despite the interest, Martin Schmidt was able to retain the Turkish-born German international until the summer.
If Mauricio Pochettino was to sign the 23-year-old, he would have to compete with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli and former Bayer Leverkusen attacker Heung-Min Son for an attacking midfield position.