Two Players Who Tottenham Need To Target In The Summer
Mauricio Pochettino has won more league points than any other manager since the start of the previous season but his side are only closer to landing the Premier League title and do not really looks like favourites, for the second season running. They have been one of the most consistent sides in the competition but it is clear that they need to improve their squad to be able to compete at the highest level next season.
The manager is already looking for some star players to add to his squad this summer and he will not be worried about spending big if the right opportunity arrives. But who can Spurs target for the next season? Here are two such players who can improve the Spurs squad and make them stronger contenders for the title:
Dries Mertens (Napoli):
The Belgian international has been one of the most productive players in front of goal this season. He has 28 goals and 12 assists in all competitions to his name for Napoli and at 29, is one of the most dependable options available in the transfer market. He is versatile and can play in a variety of positions and Pochettino could use him on the left-flank, forming an attacking quartet of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Dries Mertens and Harry Kane, which would be up there with the best in the league. His precision in the final third makes him a perfect option for Tottenham.
Moussa Dembele (Celtic):
Tottenham missed their top goal scorer Harry Kane in two bursts this season and it is safe to say that they lost the track in the title race during one such period. The English star is one of the most prolific goal scorers in Europe and is the scorer in chief for Spurs. Though the likes of Vincent Janssen and Heung-Min Son have done a decent job in replacing him in the first team, Pochettino will need an established striker who can score regularly from the bench and also help replace Kane when needed.
Celtic’s Dembele is one such option that ticks most attributes that Pochettino looks for in a transfer target. He is young and is still learning the game, and his return of 32 goals and 9 assists at just 20 years of age, makes him an in-form star. He has also played in England during his time with Fulham and is sure to improve Spurs’ chances of winning the title next season.