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Spurs make early transfer to signal £60m “celebrity” who’s like Saka

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Now that the 2023/24 marketing campaign has lastly concluded, the Tottenham Hotspur trustworthy will need to have combined feelings.

Lacking out on a Champions League spot may have been extraordinarily infuriating, however progress has been made beneath Ange Postecoglou.

It’s truthful to say that the distinction has been the shortage of a real sport changer, like Arsenal have with Bukayo Saka, and if Heung-min Son had extra assist, the Lilywhites might’ve achieved their aim.

However, the Australian boss will probably be wanting ahead to subsequent season, particularly if they will purchase their very own model of Saka earlier than the switch window ends.

Spurs’ seek for a brand new attacker

As per a report from Soccer Transfers, Spurs want to make Eberechi Eze their first signing of the summer time.

It’s talked about that Spurs will “provoke discussions” this month as they appear to signal the ace with a £60m asking value.

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The quantity ten is not going to pressure his method out of Crystal Palace, however he hopes that they are going to enable him to depart if the required price is met.

Nonetheless, the Lilywhites received’t be alone of their seek for the English worldwide’s signature, with Chelsea and the 2 Manchester golf equipment additionally maintaining a tally of him.

How Eze compares to Saka

It’s put in inside each Spurs fan to despise completely every thing to do with Arsenal, however one factor they will’t deny is the expertise of Saka.

The Gunners quantity seven has been completely immense beneath Mikel Arteta, scoring 16 targets and offering 9 assists within the Premier League final time period.

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Solely Son has a greater output than the winger within the Spurs squad, and Daniel Levy will probably be eager to bolster the assault with a profile much like the England ace.

That is the place Eze comes into the image, and given his affect at Palace, he might turn into Spurs’ very personal model of Saka if he have been to hitch.

Eze vs Saka 23/24 PL Stats

Stats

Eze

Saka

Begins

24

35

Targets

11

16

xG

9.12

15.5

Assists

4

9

Pictures (per sport)

3.1

3.1

Key passes (per sport)

2

2.6

Touches (per sport)

53.4

60.9

Profitable dribbles (per sport)

2.6

1.4

Tackles (per sport)

1.3

1.9

By way of Sofascore

In accordance with FBref’s related gamers mannequin, each Eze and Saka share loads of similarities by way of their statistics.

Firstly, the 2 English stars are extremely harmful in entrance of aim; some would say they’re a nightmare to play towards, significantly resulting from their means to attain from nothing, which is proven by their overperformance of xG.

They’re extraordinarily assured gamers who take a direct strategy to attacking, typically driving at defenders with the goal of both producing a mix or working half a yard of area to get a shot away.

On prime of that, Saka and Eze are distinctive, largely because of the reality they are not solely a aim risk themselves, however they will additionally act as a supply of creativity, as proven by their key passes.

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Moreover, their affect on the aspect is way larger than simply what they produce in entrance of aim, with their off-the-ball work price and depth additionally being so infectious.

But what makes Eze a “celebrity” specifically, as dubbed by analyst Ben Mattinson, is the truth that he can genuinely glide previous opponents as in the event that they’re not even there, resulting from his good agility, energy, and ball management.

That is what would additionally make him an improve on Maddison, who solely accomplished 1.1 dribbles per sport within the Premier League and primarily creates through his passing.

Total, Eze is the kind of signing that may take Spurs to the following degree, and his signature might show to be the deal of the summer time, significantly if they will unearth a participant of Saka’s ilk.

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