Tottenham Hotspur Closing In On £30m French Sensation: Should Pochettino Splash The Cash?

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The sensational Celtic forward, Moussa Dembele came into the limelight this season after having an impressive run in the Scottish Premiership and is presently being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur with Pochettino more than inclined on bringing in the forward.

With 3 years still remaining on his contract, the centre forward is set to be valued at around £30m by the Hoops. With Celtic planning to go big next season after a record-breaking year, there will be a significant investment on new signings and they surely won’t be bullied into selling easily.

Tottenham Hotspur would be competing on both domestic and European fronts next season and Pochettino is sure to deepen and strengthen his squad.

The Spurs have been pampered by the quality and skill of Kane upfront but they should not allow themselves to be complacent next season and for the same reason now they are looking to add quality upfront to assist and take some pressure off Kane.

Let’s take a look at the stats and see how much the French International would contribute to the Spurs.

Moussa Dembele – Player Stats

The Frenchman has been an intrinsic part of Celtic’s impressive run in the Scottish Premiership leading them to be invincible champions in the league.

  • The 20-year-old ex-Fulham player has made 20 first team starts in his 29 appearances for the Club, scoring 17 goals and 8 assists in the process.
  • The Celtic player is also quite good at aerial duels and exudes threatening attacks on direct free-kicks and set-pieces.
  • The Frenchman has maintained a pass success rate of 73% and has impressed many with his dribbling and passing skill in the final third.
  • The Frenchman’s only shortcomings are the facts that he is very injury prone and is also poor in ball control making him an easy target to dismantle off the ball.

What’ll he bring to the Club?

With Son already proving good in front of goal and gradually adjusting to Pochettino’s style of play, there is hardly anything extraordinary that the player might add to the squad. Also being injury prone, the investment on the player does make him a liability and a risk.

The player might add numbers to the squad but regarding quality, there is high doubt since the Scottish Premiership is a very different league altogether when compared to Premier League, which is more demanding and requires high endurance.

Worth the Money?

The Frenchman is yet to establish himself on the global platform on a consistent basis and making a huge investment in the range of £30m might not be the smartest move with the player likely to see major bench time next season as Kane and Son are undoubtedly ahead in the pecking order.

This is one of those transfers that could happen just to bolster the depth of the squad but the jury is still out whether this will be the ideal piece of business either from the club’s or the player’s point of view.

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