Ganso, 22, has declared his interest in leaving Santos to move to the Premier League with North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham both being interested according to The Mirror.
The vice-president of the Brazilian side stated “Ganso doesn’t want to play for Santos anymore,” before addin,g “Ganso has lost his interest in Santos so we won’t try to keep him anymore.”
However, with a hefty transfer fee which is said to be close to his release clause of €45 million, this would easily intimidate Arsenal who are known for not spending heavily despite selling on their stars for tens of millions of pounds. Whilst this is one factor which makes Tottenham the front-runners to purchase the future star as they aim to reinvest the money they are about to receive by selling Luka Modric to Madrid, their upcoming stature might also appeal to the attacking midfielder.
But firstly, Tottenham are in desperate need to replace Luka Modric with a younger player of the same style of play. With Modric setting the tempo of the game with his accurate passing but also managing to point out the runs of his team-mates, Ganso might be an ideal replacement according to Mano Menezes. The Brazil manager said, “Ganso is an organiser who reads the game for the team, he puts the pass through on goal, he sets the rhythm. This player is harder to find.”
Secondly as mentioned before, the upcoming status of Tottenham in the Premier League would be very appealing for any player. Finishing fourth in the Premier League twice in three seasons, this has shown how Spurs are not a “one-season” wonder.
However, even though they managed to miss out on Champions League this season, the fluke result would not detract talent from joining the side, especially considering that over £75 million is rumoured to be spent on strengthening the squad for next season; showing that Spurs mean business.
Additionally, with the opening of Tottenham’s new world-class training facility scheduled to open within the next two weeks, this would propel the training facilities at Spurs to be some of the best in the world, which will match their planned devlopment of a new stadium too, which they hope will see them create extra revenue for transfers.
In contrast, with RVP and Walcott both declaring their interest to leave Arsenal, this makes it very unappealing for any incoming transfers as Wenger keeps losing his main stars, something which is especially infuriating for the fans. With several captains and stars being sold to Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona; the image of “feeder club” would not impress any footballer who would see their most successful team-mates be sold when the transfer window opens.
Finally, with new manager Villas-Boas wanting to establish a long-term squad at Tottenham, sharing the same “buliding for the future” ethos as chairman Daniel Levy, Ganso would fit right into this mould.
Plus the Brazilian would easily adjust to the quick tempo of Tottenham’s attacking and free flowing play. With the opportunity to play alongside Brazilian international Sandro in the midfield, the relationship between the two could see this midfielding pair create a huge impact in the Premier League.
However with a huge sum of money and an unproven talent in any European League being the main flaws of this purchase, this risk might be the second time Levy has taken the similar of gamble with many calling AVB unproven in the Premier League too.
Despite this all, with Levy’s hard bargaining skills and faith in his new manager, the Tottenham Chairman might be able to prove a point in the English Premier League this forthcoming season if these risks go to plan.
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