With only 3 days to go until the first game of the EPL, Liverpool and Spurs look to make their final additions to their squads. Spurs and the Pool are hoping to dislodge the Gunners and claim fourth place. With not too much wrong with Harry’s squad, Spurs main priority has been to keep their top players rather than revamping their squad like Liverpool.
Chu-Young, the captain of South Korea, scored 12 goals in a poor and struggling AS Monaco team who were relegated in a miserable fashion. His striking potential and modest price -as little as £6m- could tempt both clubs.
With the on-going Modric to Chelsea saga set to continue until the very end, Spurs fans have a long wait until they get to know whether he is staying or going. Everybody knows Harry is top class at finding bargain buys but to improve his already strong squad he will need to add top class talent, which means spending big.
With spurs chairman Levy reluctant to buy before selling, it may mean the eventual sale of Modric is inevitable, but only when Levy gets the right price. If he does leave expect the Spurs squad to look very different, if he stays then it will be much the same as last season. However £6m for a striker -the one outfield position Spurs disappointed in last year- could make Spurs gamble on Chu-Young even if Modric stays.
At Liverpool Kenny inherited a very average squad and has been busier than most in the transfer market. Spending big in order to change Liverpool’s fortunes in the EPL, bringing in Henderson, Downing and Adam, not mentioning Saurez and Carroll last January.
With his squad now as strong his rivals it would be reasonable to think Liverpool’s spending is almost done, but £6m for a proven striker could make Kenny take a look.
The race for fourth will be tightly fort between a number of clubs. Chu-Young might play a vital part, whether at Anfield or White Hart Lane.