Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern can’t stop smiling after it was revealed Mauricio Pochettino would be staying at the club following interest from Real Madrid.
The Argentine penned a new deal with the club last week; however, his future was plunged into doubt following Zinedine Zidane’s resignation with the European champions. Pochettino emerged as the early favourite to replace him, but Madrid have now conceded defeat in the race for his services. Our regulars are glad Poch can now focus on strengthening the Spurs squad.
A host of names have been linked with a switch to White Hart Lane, the majority have been wingers with Wilfried Zaha, Anthony Martial, Justin Kluivert and Leon Bailey all rumoured to be on Tottenham’s shortlist. Another name who has frequently been tipped to move to England is Borussia Dortmund winger – Christian Pulisic.
Widely regarded as the United States top prospect, Tottenham are interested in securing a huge deal for the 19-year-old according to reports. While Pulisic may be a quality player, it’s a risky move that would make little sense for the Lilywhites. Due to his enormous marketing potential, the American could fetch a fee upwards of £70m.
Valued at £40.5m by Transfermarkt, Pulisic ended the season with just five goals and seven assists in 42 appearances during all competitions. While he is still young and has plenty of potential, his goal return does not equal value for money. Also, while blessed with lightning pace, he is extremely small in stature and could face difficulty adapting to the physicality of the Premier League.
Signing Pulisic would seem like a smart move from a business point of view given his popularity in the States. But during a crucial period where Spurs need top quality players, for big money, Spurs could pick up an established winger with a proven reputation for goals.
Daniel Levy is barely the most willing spender in the world and the idea of him splashing big cash on a man not at all proven makes no sense in his world. Fans may want it, but Levy is a businessman and won’t be making any stupid decisions, especially amid a stadium move.
The time is not right for Pulisic to join a top club for huge money, let’s wait and see how the next few seasons go.
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