Speaking to talkSPORT (via Twitter), journalist Alex Crook has dropped a teasing Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim involving new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Lowdown: Paratici and Nuno enter…
Tottenham’s two big appointments this summer in managing director Fabio Paratici and new head coach Nuno look set to shape a new era in north London.
In what looks set to be a very intriguing 2021/2022 season, Paratici has been tasked with developing Tottenham’s on-field sporting operations, while Nuno will be attempting to shape this Lilywhites team in his own image.
The Portuguese enjoyed a brilliant spell at Wolves overall, despite an underwhelming final season, and Lilywhites supporters will be intrigued to see who he recommends as prime transfer targets this summer.
The Latest: talkSPORT drop claim on Nuno plan…
Speaking to talkSPORT, Crook has now lifted the lid on a transfer plan involving Nuno, Spurs and two Wolves players.
Indeed, as per the reporter, the 47-year-old manager may now be plotting a ‘double raid’ on his former club and could swoop for defender Willy Boly and winger Daniel Podence.
“It could lead Nuno back to his old club Wolves,” explained Crook.
“Willy Boly, according to my contacts in Portugal, possibly a player Nuno would like to take from Molineux.
“And so to Daniel Podence, a frustrating player in many ways, because there is clearly some talent there, still for me hasn’t really got to grasp with the physicality of the Premier League.
“But clearly a player Nuno has great faith in, so there could be some kind of double raid on Wolves from Nuno Espirito Santo.”
The Verdict: Right move?
While the prospect of a ‘double raid’ is enticing in itself, we believe these two players should be further down the list if Nuno is indeed going to turn to his old club.
According to WhoScored, while Boly made the second-most clearances per 90 (4) out of anyone at Wolves over 2020/2021, he also started just 21 matches in the Premier League and is currently 30-years-old – meaning Spurs don’t stand to gain much sell-on value.
Podence, meanwhile, started 22 games under Nuno and failed to wow when compared to the likes of Adama Traore and Pedro Neto – who both lead the way in terms of completed dribbles and key passes per 90 (WhoScored).
Taking this into account, we believe Nuno should be looking elsewhere to reinforce his new Tottenham team.
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