The Tottenham Hotspur fans have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern this week since their side were dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus at Wembley.
Tottenham Hotspurs’s hunt for a trophy goes on this season despite the fact they were knocked out of Europe last week. Indeed, The Lilywhites still have the FA Cup to play for this season, and they will be desperate to win that competition to finally silence their doubters and prove they have both the quality and mentality to claim a positive result when the stakes are high.
Looking ahead towards the end of the season, it’s likely that Daniel Levy will be beginning to enter discussions with Mauricio Pochettino regarding potential transfer targets to pursue in the summer. Levy has consistently proven to be shrewd in the transfer market and a tough negotiator, so it’s likely he will be monitoring the relegation battle with a close eye during the final weeks of the season to assess the credentials of a handful of players.
The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Xherdan Shaqiri and Mario Lemina are all players who Tottenham should keep a close eye on in case their respective clubs drop down to the Championship this season, but they should be paying particularly close attention to the form of Manuel Lanzini (valued at £16.2 million by Transfermarkt) who is fighting for survival with West Ham.
Lanzini is one of the clubs standout players and a reliable source of creativity in the centre of midfield. His record of 3 goals and 5 assists from 21 league appearances is a modest return for a player who so much is expected of, but it must be considered that the quality of the players around him is preventing him from reaching his full potential.
Plenty of supporters believe that West Ham are far too good to go down this season, and they may be right, but Spurs should be waiting to pounce and make a bargain signing if their London-rivals finish inside the bottom-three at the end of the season.
Whilst he may not be a regular starter at Spurs, were he to move, the Argentine would undoubtedly offer Pochettino a source of creativity in the attack, and that’s something that they have lacked at points throughout the campaign thus far.
Tottenham fans – thoughts?
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