There is no doubt that Tottenham Hotspur would benefit from making an addition here or there in the summer to make their squad that bit stronger.
Mauricio Pochettino has continued to work wonders with the talented group of players he has at his disposal, with a Champions League final only going to further highlight how remarkable of a job the Argentine has completed.
However, if the latest reports about one of their rumoured transfer targets is to have any substance to it, Tottenham could be about to make a huge mistake and potentially take a backwards step.
The Sun recently claimed that Spurs are interested in signing West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku this summer as a possible man to solve a possible left-back situation.
Whilst the need to find a new left-back is one is a positive step, with Danny Rose’s future uncertain (The Sun), there are a number of better options that Daniel Levy can look to target in the upcoming transfer window.
Sure, Masuaku is an experienced Premier League footballer, however, he has looked far from certain with his performances and has left his own fans to question what he can really bring to the club week in and week out.
The Congo international looks great going forward at times as he has bundles of pace and is more than capable of providing some attacking threat, however, his defending can leave plenty to be desired more often than not.
His tackling can be rather suspect at times and the fact that he has been in and out of the West Ham first-team must surely have alarm bells ringing in the minds of those in north London.
The fact the 25-year-old is entering the final year of his contract (The Sun) might be one of the reasons as to why Tottenham are taking an interest in him, however, when you buy cheap, you can usually guarantee you will get cheap.
With a Champions League final still to come and a state of the art new stadium, Spurs are a side that should be able to attract high-profile names and should have the pulling power that other clubs potentially may not have when it comes down to battling for a player’s signature.
Whatever you make of it, Masuaku does not have the quality, nor is the calibre of a player that Tottenham should be chasing this summer and is one that Pochettino and Levy should think about avoiding this summer.
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