It’s been a stuttering start to the season for Spurs as they go into their first Champions League game of the season following two consecutive losses in the league.
In a massive shock following their win over Man U, Spurs lost to Watford before the international break and then backed that up with another loss to title-chasing Liverpool. While it’s still early in the season, Tottenham’s inability to sign any new players over the summer looks as though it may come back to haunt them over the course of the season.
Although they didn’t lose any players over the summer, namely Danny Rose or Toby Alderwiereld, Spurs’ lack of incomings looks as though it could seriously threaten their pursuit of the top four.
Specifically for Spurs, with Vincent Janssen out with an injury, Harry Kane doesn’t really have anyone who can back him aside from Fernando Llorente, who in truth, doesn’t provide the same amount of energy or dynamism going forward. One player the club should’ve looked at is Inter Milan new man, Lautaro Martinez.
Quick, dynamic and a constant pain for the opposition to defend against, Inter Milan splashed out £20 million on the 21-year-old former Racing Club star. During his last season for the Argentinian side, Martinez scored 13 goals in 21 appearances in the Primera Division and made his international debut in Argentina’s 6-1 loss to Spain in March.
Likened to Sergio Aguero by Argentina legend, Hernan Crespo, Martinez would’ve been a superb backup for Kane and possibly could’ve even played with the England man. The young striker can play as a winger, a second striker or even as an attacking midfielder and although he’s only made two appearances for Inter, looks like he could be a potential star.
Moreover, with Mauro Icardi ahead of him, it’s a scenario very much like Spurs’; the Argentinian striker doesn’t have to start every game but instead can learn from a top striker but also come on every now and then to change a game.
Llorente is a good change of style for Spurs but he also doesn’t really fit into how Pochettino likes to play. Martinez, on the other hand, likes to play at full pace and would’ve been an ideal solution – especially considering his work off the ball – to Spurs’ worrying lack of depth up front.
He may not have much of an effect tonight but the Argentine could’ve been a future star for Tottenham.
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