Former Premier League striker Emile Heskey has urged Ezri Konsa to avoid a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
Konsa should avoid Spurs move
Spurs have been linked with an approach for the Aston Villa defender, who is also said to be attracting interest from Liverpool (The Athletic).
Speaking to HITC, Heskey believes Konsa should not make the switch to north London, pointing out that the grass isn’t always greener. He said:
“When you have a club like Tottenham coming in for you, you’ve got to look at it. Is he ready? You’ll only know when you put yourself in that position.
“He’s done fantastic – he’s actually scored a few goals as well – and he’s forming a partnership (with Tyrone Mings).”
“The only thing I would say is that Villa look like a team on the up. From where they were to where they are and where they’re going, Dean Smith has done a fantastic job,” the 56-time England international adds.
“Tottenham have got some wonderful players who are not playing as a team – it’s very, very individual. If you’re looking on paper, they should be in the top four but paper doesn’t mean anything.
“They’re in a bit of a rut at this time.”
Better in the long run
At the moment, there does seem to be little to separate Tottenham and the Villans – Dean Smith’s men are actually above Spurs on goal difference in the Premier League table with a game in hand (Sky Sports). However, in the long-run, Jose Mourinho’s side can provide a bigger chance of success.
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Villa can only dream of having players such as Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, while Tottenham have the funds to add real quality to their squad. In recent years, they have been a regular Champions League outfit – just two seasons ago, Villa were in the Championship. A move to Spurs would still be a step up for £10.8m-valued Konsa (Transfermarkt).
Dubbed a ‘real talent‘ by Villa podcaster Dan Rodgers back in December, Spurs could land a real star for the future in the 23-year-old.
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