Top Two Speedy Wingers Tottenham Should Target This Summer


Two Pacey Wingers Who Tottenham Should Sign In The Summer

Tottenham Hotspur have made sure they would finish above North London rivals Arsenal this season as they defeated the Gunners 2-0 at the White Hart Lane on Sunday. They currently sit 2nd in the Premier League standings, 4 points behind leaders Chelsea and with still 4 games left to play, they will believe they are within a shot of the title if the Blues slip up.

Irrespective of whether they win the league title or not at the end of the season, Tottenham are making huge strides in the right direction and have now established themselves as one of the best teams in England.

They will, however, want to improve their performances in Europe, after having crashed out of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League earlier than anticipated. To that end, bringing in quality additions in the summer transfer window will be extremely key in shaping their next season.

While Spurs do have a greatly balanced squad, there are a few chinks in the armour that need to be fixed for the upcoming season. One of those areas is the lack of a proper wide player in their ranks. Pochettino has targeted wingers in the past transfer windows but has had little success with the players that he has brought in, namely Clinton N’Jie, Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.

So it isn’t really a surprise that the North Londoners are keen on bringing in a quality winger over the summer to boost their title chances next season. Here are two players who would be perfect for Tottenham if they are signed in the summer:

Douglas Costa

The Brazilian international has grown frustrated with the lack of opportunities that have come his way this season at Bayern Munich and is looking for a summer exit. And it was reported last month by The Sun that Tottenham were interested in his services.

Costa has been overlooked by Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti in favour of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben this season, despite their advancing ages. As a result, he has made just 32 appearances this season, most of them from the bench, and has started only 13 Bundesliga games. The 26-year old has shown his capabilities despite his limited game time and has netted 7 goals and has set up 9 more.

A world-class star with plenty of experience at the top level and a proven performer in the Champions League, Costa has the pace and the trickery to stretch defences and has shown he can score and assist in plenty. He could prove to be that missing piece of the puzzle that is separating Spurs from title glory.

Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa

Wilfried Zaha

The 24-year old Crystal Palace winger had been a subject of a failed bid from Tottenham last summer, but they continue to maintain an interest in him and could join the North Londoners in the summer.

Zaha has been one of the very few positives in what has been a disappointing season for the Eagles. The Ivorian has scored 6 times and has set 11 goals up for his teammates in 32 league games this term. His raw pace, coupled with his dribbling abilities and direct running make him an ideal option for Tottenham to have.

However, the lack of Champions League experience and his disastrous spell at Manchester United could prove to be a matter of concern. But going by his performances this season, Zaha looks ready to shine on the big stage and Tottenham should seriously consider a bid for him.

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha

Written by Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

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