Tottenham have yet to sign a single player this summer, and so Spurs fans will be hoping that Mauricio Pochettino has something exciting up his sleeve. The Argentine won’t want to go into next season with the same squad that, at points, struggled last term – with a few major improvements needed.
Over the years, the Lilywhites have placed more attention on signing young talent ahead of proven quality, and as a result, few star names have moved to the club.
Perhaps it’s time for that to change this summer, and the Lilywhites would struggle to do better than a deal for Man Utd ace Anthony Martial, who is rated at a whopping £58.5 million for Transfer Markt. A move won’t be easy, but if they can land him, it would be a significant coup for the club.
Martial is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford, given his lack of consistent first-team action over the last year or so under Jose Mourinho. Though often a stellar option for the Portuguese, he was rarely given a regular starting berth, and that is problematic, especially given his quality.
A lighting fast attacker, Martial is able to play out wide or through the middle, and his dribbling ability is second to none. He’s able to move around players and dance his way forward with ease, and that’s something that Tottenham are lacking at present. He’s creative and energetic, but he’s also innovative, and if there’s no way through a defence – he will find one.
Undoubtedly, he’s one of Europe’s brightest young talents, and at 22-years-old, his future is certainly very bright. Granted, he hasn’t quite hit the peaks expected of him when he won the Golden Boy award, but under a manager like Mauricio Pochettino, he would certainly get better.
If Tottenham were to land him, that would firmly highlight the lure that the North London outfit now have, and it would be a real coup for the club. They’re lacking a player with his directness and his quality at present, and so Pochettino would love to have him, without a doubt.
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