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Journalist rules Tottenham out of signing Daniel Podence from Wolves

Journalist rules Tottenham out of signing Daniel Podence from Wolves - Tottenham Hotspur News

Luke Hatfield, from the Express and Star doesn’t think that Daniel Podence is good enough to play for Tottenham, playing down suggestions of a reunion with Nuno Espirito Santo.

talkSPORT’s Alex Crook revealed that reports in Portugal say that the Spurs boss could be interested in bringing the 25-year-old to north London summer.

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Podence has been with Wolves for just over 18 months but has struggled to get to grips with the Premier League despite some moments of quality.

Muscle injuries restricted Podence to featuring in just over half of Wolves’ league fixtures last term, although he was a starter and in Santo’s best XI for the majority of those.

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However, despite impressive goals against Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal, Hatfield isn’t convinced the £25m-rated winger could make the step up.

He told The Transfer Tavern:

“I think they’ve just seen Nuno is at Spurs and thought, who did Nuno have at Wolves? What do Spurs need? And we’ll just link him.

“Podence is a strange one. A lot of Wolves fans initially liked him, but he struggled with injuries. I don’t think he’s a Spurs level player when you look at the players they’ve got there already.

“You’ve got Heung Min Son, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, so he doesn’t strike me as a player that are better than those, which isn’t a shot at Daniel Podence, but I don’t think he would get in Spurs’ XI, so it doesn’t seem like a goer.”

This appears a classic case of putting two and two together.

Whilst Santo is looking at adding to his squad this summer, he’ll want to bring in players that will improve his team, and with several better wingers already at his disposal, Podence wouldn’t offer that.

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