Tottenham supporters in the Transfer Tavern are relishing the summer transfer window, what with their side likely eyeing additions that can take them to the next level next season, namely competing for major honours.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men deserve great credit for securing another top four finish in the Premier League this term, their third in succession, but they ended up a staggering 23 points adrift of champions Manchester City. And for the North Londoners to bridge that gap to Pep Guardiola’s side, they simply have to invest massively this summer in a bid to bring the squad up to the level of the Citizens.
And one man who could be on his way to Spurs during the close season is Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial, with recent reports suggesting that he is the club’s ‘top transfer target’ for the summer following a testing campaign at Old Trafford.
And were chairman Daniel Levy and the rest of the club’s hierarchy to get a deal done for the £58.5 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt), it might well be enough to convince Pochettino to remain at Tottenham.
Ultimately, ever since seeing his side lose to Martial’s United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup last month, Pochettino has made some intriguing comments regarding his future at Spurs, with his most recent ones suggesting that further investment is needed for his side to finally take the step towards winning major trophies.
And with Real Madrid and Chelsea thought to be keen on the highly-rated Argentine, this looks set to be a massive summer for Tottenham in their quest to keep Pochettino and thus continue with the process he has undertaken since his appointment back in 2014.
And landing the exciting Martial would surely represent the sort of signing the former Southampton chief will want his side to make this summer.
The France international may have endured a tricky season under United boss Jose Mourinho this time round, but there is no doubting his quality given he bagged 17 times for the club in his debut campaign back in 2016, and indeed 11 this term despite his struggles.
And with an ability to produce something out of very little, and indeed the desire to take defenders on with his pace and trickery, he’d also bring another match-winner to the Spurs team – the sort they have somewhat lacked in the biggest matches in recent seasons.
Yes, some of our resident Tottenham fans are concerned given Martial’s underwhelming campaign this time round, but under Pochettino’s guidance with the freedom and confidence in the final third of the pitch, the 22-year-old could flourish once again.
And at the tender age of 22, he’s only likely to improve under the Argentine’s stewardship, which could well extend into another year if Levy is indeed able to seal a deal for the French attacker this summer.
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