Why This 22-Year-Old French Beast Would Be A Great Fit For Tottenham Hotspur

The 22-year-old French defender from Lyon has a host of clubs looking to add him to their ranks. The young defender has been included in Didier Deschamps squad for Euro 2016 after an injury to Jeremy Mathieu.

The young Frenchman can play as a left back or a centre back and his versatility is one of his many traits. He is a France youth international and has represented his country at U-17, U-18 and U-19 level. He is finally making the step up to the senior team this summer at his first major tournament. Umtiti had an excellent season at Lyon, making 28 appearances for his club and scoring one goal for them. He even represented them in the Champions League making 4 appearances for his team.

Samuel Umitit has been linked to many clubs in the premier league like West Ham, Spurs and even Liverpool, but reports today suggest Barcelona are in pole position for his signature.

“Barcelona are a club where many players would like to play” he told L’Equipe. “But I have a contract at Lyon as every knows and as we have done this season, the option to go to Barcelona is not present”.

Samuel Umtiti is being watched very closely by Tottenham, as Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettinho has already made some shrewd defensive acquisitions for his squad. Toby Alderweireld was one of the best defenders in the league, forming a formidable partnership with Jan Vertonghen, while at the same time popping up every couple of games with extremely important goals for his manager. Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier also played important roles as and when they were called upon.

Tottenham had a very successful season and are definitely moving in the right direction. We have seen Pochettinho transform the Spurs team in a short span of 2 years, into a team capable of challenging for the title.

Pochettinho’s teams are notoriously hard to beat and Samuel Umtiti would be a player who would greatly benefit from working with a fine manager like him. Umtiti only has to look at other Tottenham youngsters to see the meteoric rise of young English players like Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane under the tutelage of Poch. Whether Umtiti decides that Spurs is his next destination is still up in the air, but if Pochettinho comes calling, he should oblige with open arms.

Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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