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Why Tottenham Hotspur should definitely revive their interest in Keita Balde

Tottenham Hotspur are third on the table currently. Spurs have made their best ever start to a season under Mauricio Pochettino as well and the club are definitely on the rise.

But extensive injuries have definitely taken their toll on the club this season. Spurs have seen a number of first-team stars succumb to injuries over the last two months. They also failed to make a single transfer in the summer.

Pochettino definitely needs to dive into the market and bolster the squad if they are to have any realistic ambitions of lifting a trophy under the manager. Spurs should consider reviving their interest in Monaco attacker Keita Balde.

According to Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move for the Senegal international in the summer. The Monaco forward is currently on a season-long loan at Serie A outfit Inter Milan but has barely featured regularly this season, making just 6 starts in the league until now.

But Keita is a pure goal scorer and a prolific finisher in front of the goal. He has mustered a total of 3 goals and provided 2 assists despite starting just 6 games this season. The Senegal international is comfortable with the ball at his feet and possesses a devastating pace. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)

Generally classified as a left winger, Keita is also comfortable playing on the right flank. The 23-year-old is capable of playing as a lone forward as well. Spurs have often struggled to score goals on a consistent basis this season.

Adding Keita Balde would provide their frontline with a lot more venom in the final third. His ability to drive at defenders and create space for his teammates makes him a proper team player. The Senegalese is also very good when it comes to linking up in the final third.

Keita Baldé Diao
Keita Baldé Diao

Surely, the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son will thrive playing alongside a potent force like Keita Balde. Pochettino will also have a healthy number of options to deploy given Keita’s versatility on the pitch.

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They are not going to be able to go the entire season without making a transfer. Pochettino must do everything in his power to land the Senegalese forward when the window reopens.

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