Tottenham supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the 2018/19 Premier League season following the news that both manager Mauricio Pochettino and striker Harry Kane have signed long-term deals with the club.
Argentine Pochettino took over at the North London outfit back in 2014 after impressing in a short stint at Southampton, and the 46-year-old has since taken Spurs to another level by securing three successive top four finishes in the Premier League. And 24-year-old Kane has become one of the best strikers in world football in the last few years in scoring a staggering 140 goals in just 213 appearances for Tottenham, with his tally of 41 last term his best in a single season.
Thus, there are many optimistic and expectant Spurs supporters in the Tavern at present, although they are unlikely to be overly thrilled by recent reports linking Everton with a move for target Matthijs de Ligt.
As such, Tottenham simply must respond to these fresh reports by moving for the £36 million-rated sensation (as per Transfermarkt), as he has proven in recent times that he is surely destined for big things in the game.
Ultimately, while Everton certainly appear to have the financial power to compete with the likes of the top six in the transfer window, the fact they have no European football to offer is surely going to make things hard for manager Marco Silva in his quest to bring quality additions through the door.
So while they are interested in luring 18-year-old de Ligt away from Ajax, and may well be able to stump up the cash to do so, Pochettino’s Spurs will know that they are in a fine position to land the Netherlands international, given they will indeed by playing Champions League football this term.
And with the North Londoners likely to lose defender Toby Alderweireld this summer, what with the Belgium international out of contract in 12 months’ time and no extension as of yet agreed, finding a replacement for the influential centre back is sure to be high on Pochettino’s list – de Ligt could be that man.
Even at the tender age of 18, the Dutchman already has 62 appearances for Ajax under his belt as well as seven caps for the Netherlands national team, and in those appearances has shown that he could go on to become a world-class centre back.
And given how well Davinson Sanchez has adapted to English football since his move from Ajax last summer, Pochettino may well be convinced that de Ligt can have a similar impact in North London, as such could form the future centre back partnership in the heart of the Spurs backline.
Thus, with Everton reportedly keen on the 18-year-old, Spurs must respond by making a move for the Dutchman.
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