Two Major Transfer In’s And Out’s Tottenham Should Complete This Summer
Mauricio Pochettino has done a great job at Tottenham Hotspur as he will take the club to the Champions League for the second season running. But the lack of trophies suggests that they need some improvements to the squad if they are to compete for a trophy next season.
This will mean that they will have to add a few players to the squad, while also letting a few leave this summer. He has already lost Kyle Walker in a mega money deal to Manchester City but how does Pochettino go about doing his business this summer? Here are two players who Spurs should sign and sell this summer:
Two Players To Sign
Ricardo Pereira (FC Porto)
Already linked with a move to Spurs, Pereira is eyed as a replacement for Kyle Walker who left the club recently. At just 23, he is a versatile full-back, who can also play as a winger and will suit Pochettino’s style of play perfectly. He is valued at £22m and Spurs should not take too long to bring him to London this summer.
Moussa Dembele (Celtic)
Another star linked with a move to London, though not so extensively, is French sensation Moussa Dembele. After a sensational season for Celtic, winning the domestic treble, Dembele is in great demand this summer. But Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic manager, is not ready to sell him. So Spurs have to work their hearts out and get Dembele as a backup for Harry Kane in the first team. That would make them one of the most exciting attacks in England, wouldn’t it?
Two Players To Sell
The former Newcastle man joined the club on the deadline day last summer but he failed to have any kind of impact on the first team under Pochettino, making just 25 appearances for the side, most of them from the bench. He failed to score a single goal during this time period. Having spent £30m on him, Spurs will want to get rid of him quickly, to make sure that they do not suffer a loss on this transfer.
The Dutch international is still one of the most exciting players in his position in Europe and at just 23, he can turn into a super star in the future. But his attributes are not tailor made for the Premier League and even after a couple of years, he will struggle to thrive in England. He may yet adjust to the challenges in the league, in what will be his second season with the club but it looks like Pochettino will have to spend on another striker to have a genuine goal scoring backup for Kane next season.