Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly still eyeing up a move to sign Franck Kessie in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Shining at AFCON
Kessie is currently shining at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Ivory Coast, recently putting in a man-of-the-match performance against reigning champions Algeria with a goal that helped knock them out of the group stages.
He is ranking highly among his teammates in terms of average shots, key passes and dribbles per game so far in the tournament (WhoScored), and will now look to continue his impressive performances in the knockout stages.
The Latest: Tottenham lurking
This is to fend off the inevitable competition for his signature once his deal expires and he becomes a free agent.
The Verdict: No-brainer
It is certainly a no-brainer for the North London club to sign Kessie up in January, as they could potentially get a bargain with only six months left on his contract.
Yes, that bargain becomes even more enticing if he is free at the end of the campaign, but there’s no telling which other teams will be interested, and who will be able to offer Champions League football.
Described as a ‘devastating‘ player by AC Milan legend Antonio Cassano, the sky is the limit for the Ivorian, who is only 25 years of age.
Should Tottenham sign Kessie?
Antonio Conte is even said to be a ‘huge fan‘ of his, and he should know all about him having watched him in the Serie A while managing rivals Inter.
Nonetheless, as pundit Kevin Campbell has previously pointed out, it would no doubt be an ‘exciting‘ move for the Lilywhites should they be able to pull it off.
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