Tottenham supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team get back to winning ways in the Premier League courtesy of a 5-1 thumping of Stoke City at Wembley on Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had won just one of their preceding six league games prior to the visit of Mark Hughes’ Potters, yet produced a display close to their best to sweep aside the Staffordshire-based club at the national stadium. A brace from Harry Kane, as well as strikes from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen, alongside an own goal from Ryan Shawcross, sealed a comprehensive victory for Pochettino’s Spurs, although it wasn’t enough to move them above rivals Arsenal into fifth place in the Premier League after they drew 1-1 at Southampton.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Spurs fans in the Tavern in the last few days, several of which are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Sun, which details that the North London outfit are part of a heavyweight race in pursuit of Hoffenheim midfielder Nadiem Amiri.
The 21-year-old came up through the ranks at the Bundesliga outfit to earn his senior debut for the club back in 2015, from which he has since added a further 85 first team appearances for the German side, netting ten goals and laying on ten assists in the process.
And with four goals and two assists already this term, the Germany Under-21 international continues to go from strength to strength, and it’s form which has reportedly attracted the attention of several Premier League heavyweights, namely Arsenal, Manchester United, and of course Tottenham.
And given Pochettino’s recent history of giving young players a chance, Spurs could well be a desirable destination for Amiri were he to indeed leave Hoffenheim in the coming transfer windows.
Landlord’s verdict: Nadiem Amiri has been making huge strides at Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the last few years, and has continued to do so this term with four goals and two assists for the top-flight club.
And his excellent exploits in their midfield has reportedly attracted the interest of a trio of Premier League heavyweights, with Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham thought to be lining up the 21-year-old ahead of the January window.
Yet, what with Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs team made up of many young players who have been given their opportunity by the Argentine, Amiri may see a brighter future at the North London outfit, which could stand them in good stead in their pursuit of the Germany youth international.
Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!