Teamwork makes the dream work

Spurs make enquiry to signal “mind-blowing” star


Contemplating Tottenham Hotspur had been with out Harry Kane for the primary time in a decade final season, Ange Postecoglou did a fairly good job in securing Europa League soccer in his first marketing campaign in cost.

Nevertheless, at one level within the season, it regarded as if Champions League soccer was a forgone conclusion earlier than accidents and a downturn in kind noticed them fall away.

Due to this fact, to make sure the Australian can lead the crew again into the highest 4 subsequent yr, Daniel Levy and Co should present him with a dependable and prolific quantity 9.

Fortunate for him, it seems to be like that could be taking place, as the newest participant touted for a transfer to N17 was on hearth final season and might be a dream teammate for Son Hueng-min – though Spurs aren’t the one facet .

Tottenham Hotspur switch information

In accordance to a latest BBC Sport report, Tottenham are one among a number of Premier League groups enthusiastic about signing LOSC Lille’s star striker Jonathan David this summer time.

LOSC Lille striker Jonathan David

Alongside the Lilywhites, the report claims Chelsea, West Ham United and Manchester United are eager to carry the Canadian worldwide to England within the coming weeks.

The excellent news for Levy and Co is that the 24-year-old’s contract expires subsequent summer time, so the Ligue 1 star is supposedly obtainable for simply £30m with journalist Graeme Bailey suggesting in a separate report that Spurs have even lodged an enquiry to find extra concerning the phrases of a possible deal.


It is perhaps a problem to get forward of the opposite events, however contemplating the Lilywhites’ want for a dependable goalscorer and the discount value David is obtainable for, this can be a deal the membership can’t miss out on, and alongside Son, he might be unreal.

Why David can be a fantastic teammate for Son

Whereas he used to play as an attacking midfielder for KAA Gent in Belgium, David is now an out-and-out quantity 9 for Lille, and whereas many modern-day strikers begin out extensive right here and there, all 42 begins for the Canadian worldwide got here down the center final season.

Canadian striker Jonathan David

Some managers may take into account this a weak spot because it may scale back their tactical flexibility, however this might doubtless be a optimistic for Spurs.

After a season of beginning Son and Richarlison both down the center or on the wings, having a participant with a transparent choice and optimum place can solely assist Postecoglou optimise his crew.

Furthermore, whereas Richarlison has regarded okay because the beginning striker, the “insane” Lille ace, as dubbed by U23 scout Antonio Mango, has regarded unimaginable, which takes us to the primary cause he’d be a fantastic teammate for the Lilywhites captain: his targets.

In simply 47 video games for Les Dogues final season, the “mind-blowing” poacher, as dubbed by expertise scout Jacek Kulig, scored 26 targets and supplied 9 assists, that means he supplied a objective involvement each 1.34 video games. In distinction, the North Londoners Brazilian ahead scored 12 targets and supplied 4 assists in 31 appearances, which equates to a objective involvement each 1.93 video games.

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Aim Involvements per Match



All Stats by way of Transfermarkt

So, not solely is the 24-year-old a extra important objective menace than the previous Everton ace, however he is additionally a extra artistic participant. Due to this fact, if he was to begin the vast majority of video games down the center subsequent season, there is not any cause to imagine he could not assist the South Korean famous person supercharge his tally of 17 targets and, most crucially, ten assists from final season – particularly as Understat have him down as underperforming his anticipated assists determine by 3.34 within the league.

In the end, David has been scoring for enjoyable in France for a couple of years now, and including a striker as scientific as himself to Postecoglou’s ultra-attacking system this summer time can solely assist the Lilywhites enhance in assault subsequent season whereas additionally serving to Son attain one other degree when it comes to targets and assists as well.


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