After going an entire year without spending anything in the transfer market, the Lilywhites are set for a big summer. Rumours are already starting to flood in, and one of those, from The Daily Mail, claims that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to splash £70 million on Fiorentina’s young winger, Federico Chiesa.
Tottenham Hotspur are plotting a summer move for £70M rated Federico Chiesa after Mauricio Pochettino made the Fiorentina winger his number one target.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 10 March 2019
The last player that was signed at Tottenham was another winger, the slightly older Lucas Moura. However, in his time at the club, Lucas has failed to really make his mark. The Brazilian’s directness and ability with the ball at his feet make him a good player on paper, but in practice, he hasn’t quite clicked. However, 21-year-old Chiesa would be an entirely different story.
The young Italian has scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in his 30 games in all competitions this season, and that kind of end product at an age where he can still be moulded by a manager like Mauricio Pochettino makes him the kind of player that the Lilywhites should be after. After years of being stung in the market, though, the fans have no faith in securing a £70 million player.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on the Chiesa links here:
We ain’t paying £70m for anyone. We don’t have that much ambition
— Joe (@JblincoTHFC) 10 March 2019
Like we will sign anyone
— Daniel Parry (@danielparry153) 10 March 2019
At that price, I doubt it.
— nick barron (@8barron4) March 10, 2019
Never gonna happen
— James. (@leadbelly99) March 10, 2019
£70 possibly but £70million no chance.
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) March 11, 2019
Spurs spending 70m in a window pic.twitter.com/ebNiDMA7Ly
— Bombay (@GordoneBombay) March 10, 2019
Lol 70mil next plz
— me (@devlin434) March 10, 2019
The Lilywhites are already writing this one off and have no faith in bringing in anyone for £17 million, let alone £70 million.