Willian, Tottenham, Anzhi Makhachkala,

Former Anzhi Makhachkala manager Rene Meulensteen is convinced that Spurs will have landed a major player if they manage to sign Willian.

Owned by Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, the Dagestan side has had a major shift in policy deciding to offload all their expensive imports and concentrate on their youth academy.

Brazilian attacking midfielder Willian is one of the players the club has put up for sale with the Russian looking to recuperate the £30 million they had paid to Shakhtar Donetsk back in January.

Former boss Meulensteen has no doubt 25-year-old will be a major player in the Premiership, and should which ever club sign him will have landed a class act.

At the moment it looks like Tottenham is in the driving seat, but the young Brazilian has also been linked to both Liverpool, and Manchester United.

“I’ve worked with him for a short time but I really, really like him. He will be an asset for whoever’s going to get him,” said Meulensteen on Sky Sports News.

“If it’s Spurs that’s going to get him they’ll get an excellent player. He’s very versatile, he can play in different positions, he’s a very creative player and an excellent professional with a very good personality.

“He’s going to be a major trump card for Spurs if they can get the deal to go through.

“He can beat a player, he can score a goal. I thought he was an absolute delight to work with.”