Tottenham fans here in the Tavern are hoping their side can make the most of the closing couple of days in the transfer window, as there’s still room for improvement at Wembley Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino is still feeling the effects of an ineffective Fernando Llorente failing to produce in the white shirt, as a back-up striker becomes vital in the future progression of the club. Therefore, with no suitable replacement found so far for the Spaniard as time continues to run out, the business completed in these last couple of days will be crucial. However, according to a a statement from BBC correspondent David Ornstein, Michy Bathsuayi rejected a move to Spurs as he doesn’t want to take up the same role of a back-up striker for Tottenham.
Merry-go-round: Giroud was lined up to replace Aubameyang at Dortmund then got offer from Chelsea & was keen, so Dortmund turned to Batshuayi. But Chelsea baulked at Giroud fee so discussed Batshuayi/Llorente swap with Spurs, which nobody agreed on. Deadlock #AFC #BVB #CFC THFC pic.twitter.com/HA6ymZ6IiN
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 29, 2018
Spurs’ supposed deal for Michy Batshuayi was lined-up as a possible swap deal for the lacklustre Fernando Llorente, but the intentions of both clubs got in the way as a permanent move wasn’t wanted by the Blues star.
The Belgian has been a frustrated figure this season for the Blues, as goalscoring stats better than first-choice Alvaro Morata hasn’t even rewarded the striker with a permanent place in the side. And, with three goals in his last four appearances for the Blues, it’s surprising that Chelsea are even still considering a potential move for the 24-year-old. But, for a player that has aspirations of making Belgium’s World Cup squad for the summer, a loan move could be the possible outcome this window in order to ensure a sufficient amount of game time.
A striker is becoming a necessity for Spurs this season, as a replacement for Fernando Llorente is high up on the list for Mauricio Pochettino this season. Therefore, after being rejected by Michy Batshuayi, Spurs will need to get their act together if they are to bolster their side in time for a successful second half of the season.
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