According to football.london, Tottenham Hotspur will once again consider signing Artem Dzyuba in the summer.
Dzyuba’s contract with Zenit St Petersburg is set to expire in June, and Tottenham have been interested in the Russian before.
However, Dzyuba will become a free agent at the end of the month, and Alasdair Gold revealed the club will be interested in bringing him to north London.
Having returned to Zenit St Petersburg in 2018, the Russia international has scored 13 goals and created 9 assists in 21 games in the Russian Premier League, taking 3 shots and averaging 2.1 key passes per game (via WhoScored). He stands at 196cm tall and is an obvious set-piece threat.
Indeed, it could be argued that the big Russian is the ideal Mourinho frontman. The Portuguese famously deployed Didier Drogba and Diego Costa to terrorise the opposition during his spells in charge of Chelsea, as both players relied on their physical presence to bully defences, and Dzyuba plays in a similar way. WhoScored notes Aerial Duels are one of his key strengths.
Despite his age, the 31-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and his ability to out-muscle defenders sets him apart from some of his counterparts, including the Lilywhites’ other targets like Loren Moron and M’Baye Niang.
As it stands, Dzyuba would be a shrewd signing to make, as he would be the perfect substitute for Kane, and he will also be available for free. Furthermore, he could become Mourinho’s new Drogba if he moves to north London in the future, as he even has a similar playing style as previously mentioned.
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