Tottenham Must Try And Sign These South American Youngsters In The Summer
The South American continent is known for its rich history of producing some legends in the game of football. The list of Argentine and Brazilian stars is something that never ends and the legacy has been continuing until now.
The flamboyant Brazil teams were a treat for the eyes and Maradona was such a joy to watch. The modern game of football too has some unbelievable talents in the form of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, Gonzalo Higuain, and the list goes on.
So, it is not a surprise that the teams across Europe scout the South American markets extensively to get their hands on the next best talents who are on the horizon of bursting into the bigger scenes. It is only natural for the European clubs to keep tabs on South American youngsters and Tottenham are not an exception.
Here we take a look at two gifted footballers from South America, who Tottenham should target in the summer of 2017.
Tottenham Hotspur are long term admirers of Argentine talent Lucas Alario, having been linked to him in consecutive transfer windows. The Sun reported Spurs’ interest in the forward last summer, and it was reported by The Independent in January that the North Londoners were still looking at the 24-year old as a potential target.
Alario has grown into one of the finest strikers in Argentina in the past few years, after having moved to River Plate in July 2015. In the ongoing Argentine Primera Division, the striker has netted 6 times from 16 appearances and has 2 assists to his name as well.
Having been earmarked as the next biggest striker to emerge from Argentina, Alario has shown the abilities to make it count on the big stages. An all-round player with good temperament and great goal-scoring prowess, he could be the answer for Tottenham’s second striker woes.
The 21-year old River Plate striker was linked with a move to Tottenham in the January transfer window according to reports from The Sun. But nothing materialised in terms of a transfer. However, that could change in the summer as Tottenham continue to look to add more firepower at the top.
Driussi has been in top form for the Millionarios this season and has already netted 11 goals in the Primera Division from 18 appearances. He is the leading goal-scorer in the competition and looks set for bigger and better things.
A youth international for Argentina, Driussi has been monitored by the likes of Juventus in the past and is regarded as one of the most promising youth talents to have come through in the continent in recent times. Strong in the air, a cool and composed finisher with equally impressive dribbling skills, the 21-year old has the potential to go onto become a key member for Tottenham if signed in the summer.