Tottenham supporters have been high spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team move ten points clear in the race for a top four finish in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-1 win at Stoke City.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their meeting with the struggling Potters sat fourth in the table and off the back of a five-match winning streak, thus developing a healthy lead over fifth-place Chelsea. And Spurs strengthened their grip on a top four place on Saturday as a Christian Eriksen brace either side of a Mame Biram Diouf equaliser clinched victory for Pochettino’s side, which coupled with Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with West Ham moved the North London outfit ten points clear with just six matches of the campaign remaining.
As such, there have been many thrilled Tottenham fans in the Tavern in the last couple of days, several of whom are supremely confident that their team will indeed secure a top four finish this term, and thus seal a third successive season of Champions League football next time round.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Spurs supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports linking their club with a move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.
Yet several other clubs, including Atletico Madrid, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain, are also thought to be keen on the £58.5 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt), yet the Frenchman would be better served making the move to Pochettino’s Tottenham this summer.
Ultimately, the North London outfit are very much heading in the right direction under the Argentine with a third successive top four finish on the horizon, this all after finishing second and third in the past two Premier League seasons.
And while they haven’t been able to sustain a title challenge this season, it’s clear that they are going places under the ex-Southampton boss, which makes the future particularly bright especially with a new stadium in the offing in the coming years.
Thus, it’s clearly a very desirable club to play for at present, and even more so for younger players given Pochettino’s track record of giving them a chance.
The likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, and Harry Kane have all been used regularly in the first team under the 46-year-old, all three of which have become integral first team players for both their club and indeed their country.
Significantly, Pochettino sticks by his players, as although Alli has had a comparatively worse season than last time round, the 22-year-old continued to feature in the Tottenham side, and in recent weeks has started to hit his best level again – Pochettino deserves credit for that.
And for a player like Martial, who hasn’t quite reached his best in recent times and as such hasn’t commanded regular football, this must be of keen interest.
Obviously, competition for places in the forward ranks at Tottenham would be fierce were he to move to North London, but there’s no doubting that the 22-year-old has the talent and indeed the potential to seriously compete with the likes of Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, and Son Heung-min for a spot in the side.
And with 17 goals in his first season at United, alongside 11 this time round, they wouldn’t be signing someone unproven in the Premier League either, while he would also bring some trophy-winning experience to a Spurs side very much lacking in it were he to move to North London.
Clearly, at the age of 22, Martial has an extremely bright future in the game, but needs to begin enhancing that development now to really get the best out of his talent.
And Pochettino’s Spurs appears to be the best club for him to do just that.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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