Spurs fans everywhere must know they need to replace Mousa Dembele this summer and, to be fair, they could end that search by bringing in Argentinian wonderkid Agustin Almendra.
AS (via Sport Witness) have claimed Spurs will attempt to convince the Boca Juniors midfielder to swap his homeland for the Premier League this summer. They also reported Napoli have been interested and since then more of Europe’s top clubs have been sniffing around, but surely the Champions League finalists have some pulling power.
Wow, what a sentence that is.
The 19-year-old has played 15 games this season and has added a goal and assist to his game, looking a real talent in a league Mauricio Pochettino will know all too well. It’s clear he could be part of the next generation of Argentinians to move to Europe, so Spurs should get there first while he’s not on everyone’s radar.
Who doesn’t love an exciting South American prospect? No one, that’s who.
He’s rated at just £4.5m on Transfermarkt, but he’s reportedly got a release clause of £23m, so he won’t be cheap considering he’s not proved himself in Europe, but if Spurs believe he’s the man to replace Dembele then they need to just pay the money and reap the rewards long-term.
Spurs need to add depth to their squad next season and bringing in young talent will mean Pochettino can build a team for the next 10 years. It’s a transitional period for the club on and off the pitch and signing Almendra would leave the midfield in good hands.
Young, talented and a grafter, he looks every inch the perfect Pochettino player right now. Indeed, the two parties are both building for the future, so why not do it together? Frankly, Almendra is exactly the profile of player Tottenham should be targetting.
Daniel Levy can’t afford to sit back in summer and assume the squad doesn’t need improving because they reached the Champions League final. He needs to swoop for Almendra to fix the hole Dembele’s departure left in the midfield.
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