Since impressing during his Euro 2012 campaign, Alan Dzagoev of Russia has attracted the attention of many foreign clubs, including teams in the Premier League such as Tottenham Hotspur.
According to reports from Italy, the London club are about to bid €16 million for the attacking midfielder, which would see his time at CSKA Moscow come to an end .
However, with Spurs buying the Icelandic attacking midfielder, Gyfli Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim last month, it makes it very unlikely that Spurs would splash the cash on a position which is thought to be well-covered. With Van Der Vaart also playing in the same position, it would be foolish for Tottenham to waste such a large sum of money for another attacking midfielder, with a replacement for Pienaar, the outgoing Modric, and a striking force all needing urgent attention.
After Russia crashed out of the Euro’s, Dzagoev’s father told the media:
”I don’t know if he will stay at CSKA. There are offers — from Spurs and other foreign clubs.”
But, with AVB’s preferred formation yet to be uncovered, it is unknown if he will continue to implement the 4-2-3-1 set-up he has used in the Tottenham pre-season tour of the US. If he does use this formation, Dzagoev would be a worthy replacement for Pienaar, but also would allow David Bentley to leave White Hart Lane after failing to make a lasting impact on the first team.
Not only would Dzagoev help to challenge Lennon for his starting position in the Spurs squad, his past experience in the Champions League, at the age of only 22, is seen as a major advantage. In the 8 games he has played in the most prestigious European club cup, he has scored only once, but has assisted 3.
Therefore, with Dzagoev making or scoring a goal every other game on average, this record would help Spurs successfully challenge for Champions League football next season, as well as making a big impact in the UEFA Cup.
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