Tottenham: Spurs eyeing Anton Stach for transfer swoop
Tottenham Hotspur have conducted scouting missions to assess Anton Stach ahead of a potential transfer swoop, according to a report.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing midfielder
Tottenham already have plenty of options in central midfield, with the likes of Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur and Pape Matar Sarr at Antonio Conte‘s disposal, however that hasn’t stopped them being linked with new options.
Bentancur and Bissouma are currently sidelined with the former not expected to return for a while following ACL surgery in Spain.
In the January transfer window, it was reported that Spurs cast an eye over Fulham’s Joao Palhinha, and given that Bentancur has now been ruled out until November, Conte may look to bolster his options in the engine room this summer.
The Latest: Stach profiled
According to a report from 90min, the Lilywhites have been keeping a watchful eye on Stach, having conducted scouted missions during 2023, however other Premier League clubs are believed to be interested.
Liverpool, Newcastle United and West Ham United have also watched the midfielder this year, meaning Spurs could face competition for his signature.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Football scout Jacek Kulig has described the 24-year-old as ‘underrated’, and given his performances over the course of the past year, that is definitely a fair assessment.
The 6 foot 4 colossus has demonstrated his talent in so many different areas of the game, ranking in the 96th percentile for aerials won per 90, while he is also in the 94th for interceptions, and the 97th for assists.
As such, it is clear that the two-time Germany international is a well-rounded player, capable of pitching in with the defensive side of the game when necessary, while he is also a threat on the front foot, which is indicated by nine assists in 32 games last season.
Stach would be an excellent addition to the Tottenham midfield, and he is at the right age to be a long-term success at the club, so Conte should continue to monitor his availability between now and the end of the season.