The Tottenham Hotspur fans have been in buoyant mood in the Transfer Tavern since they watched their side record a huge 2-1 victory over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in terrific form since the turn of the year, and they have deservedly moved within touching distance of mathematically securing their place in next seasons Champions League in the process. Their latest win over the relegation-threatened Potters was far from a vintage performance, but as all top teams do they came away from Staffordshire with all three-points to show for their efforts.
Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday has more or less ensured that Spurs will not be caught by the Blues this season, much to the delight of the resident Lilywhites propping up our bar. With the opening of the new stadium on the horizon, it seems fitting that the club will christen their new home with the highest level of club football next season.
A change as significant as moving to a new stadium always carries an element of risk, but considering the level of thought that has gone into the architectural design of the new ground, there’s almost no doubt that it will be a smooth transition for the club. However, Pochettino will need to work in conjunction with Levy in the coming weeks to identify a handful of new players who could strengthen the clubs ambitions next season, and one player who should certainly be on their radar is Watford’s Richarlison.
According to The Mirror, both Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are interested in signing the 20-year-old Brazilian in the summer for a deal which could be worth £40 million, but that should not deter Spurs from making a bid for his services. Richarlison made an incredibly bright start to life in English football by scoring 5 goals and providing 4 assists from his opening 13 fixtures, but since then he has only managed to add a single assist from 20 appearances.
Although his decline is remotely concerning, it’s hardly surprising considering he is making his debut season in the Premier League at just 20-years-of-age. The flair and tenacity demonstrated by Richarlison early in the season was incredibly eye-catching and a positive indication for his future career in the game, so it’s important that Tottenham do not focus too heavily on his recent slump.
Richarlison undoubtedly has plenty of improving to do, but if there is a Premier League manager who has the ability to enable him to blossom and reach his full potential then it’s certainly Pochettino, so Spurs should do everything they can to beat PSG and Monaco to his signature in the summer window.
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