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If 22-year-old is Pochettino’s number one target, Tottenham aren’t winning the PL anytime soon

Tottenham supporters in the Transfer Tavern are relishing the 2018/19 Premier League season following the news that both Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane have signed long-term deals with the club.

Argentine Pochettino took over the North London outfit back in 2014 after impressing in a short stint at Southampton, and the 46-year-old has since led Spurs to three successive top four finishes in the Premier League to underline their status as one of the best teams in the country. And 24-year-old Kane has become one of the best strikers in world football in the last few years in bagging a sensational 140 goals in 213 appearances for Tottenham, with his tally of 41 last term the most he has netted in a single season.

As such, there are many excited and expectant Spurs supporters in the Tavern at present, several of whom are likely to be interested by recent reports suggesting that Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Aston Villa attacker Jack Wilshere, a target of Tottenham’s.

And that report also suggests that the 22-year-old is the club’s ‘number one transfer target’ for the summer window, and if that is indeed the case, then Spurs simply aren’t winning the Premier League title anytime soon.

Ultimately, there is no doubting that Englishman Grealish deserves a great deal of credit for a fine season at Villa last time round, in which he netted three times and laid on six assists to help Steve Bruce’s side reach the Championship play-off final, only to lose out to Fulham at Wembley.

And at the tender age of 22, the attacker has a very bright future in the game and as such would be a signing for the long term, but given Pochettino called on chairman Daniel Levy to ‘be brave’ in the market last month, having Grealish as the number one target hardly backs that up.

Arguably, the 22-year-old isn’t going to come in and immediately improve the Spurs first team, as the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are more reliable options in those attacking ranks just behind striker Kane.

And if Tottenham are serious about challenging for the title this season, they simply have to strengthen the starting eleven, as doing that at the same time bolsters the squad as a whole, which will obviously be crucial in their hopes of going deep in the Champions League.

Thus, while Grealish should be a target for the North Londoners this summer given his undoubted potential, he certainly shouldn’t be their number one target – fans will be hoping and demanding more ambition from their side given the huge gap to City last season.

But if it is the case that the 22-year-old is the club’s number one target, then Tottenham simply aren’t winning the Premier League anytime soon.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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