With the title again slipping out of their grasp narrowly, Tottenham Hotspur will have to pick themselves up and get ready for another mammoth task next season. But even though they did not win the title or any silverware, their playing style and the positive approach has been lauded universally.
The manager has done really well with the budget he was given. The Argentine has gotten 100% out of every player this season. Or so it may appear. Vincent Janssen, signed from AZ last summer, has been one of the very few failures this season for Tottenham. He has failed to adapt to the Premier League leaving the fans frustrated.
This issue should be taken care of during this transfer window. And one of the strikers linked with Spurs is Malaga hit-man Sandro Ramirez. The 21-year old ex-Barcelona product looks a good proposition.
With a release clause of just 5.1 million pounds, this deal seems a bargain and Tottenham will be monitoring him this season.
The striker has 13 goals and 2 assists to his name this season. He is Malaga’s best player by a country mile. His impressive displays have earned him links to Premier League clubs.
The Spaniard has great ball control, as his 0.8 dribbles per game suggest. He also has an eye for a key pass, of which he averages 1.1 per game this season.
What will he offer Tottenham Hotspur?
Although he would be battling Harry Kane for the striking duties, Sandro’s versatility to play behind as a no.10 or as a wide man who cuts inside will come in handy. Spurs’ lack of depth was highlighted when they were knocked out of the Champions league. Vincent Janssen has failed to live up to the hype and the transfer fee paid for him.
Sandro has come through the La Masia academy, so he will know a thing or two about passing. He is a like-for-like replacement for the effervescent Harry Kane, which means Spurs won’t have to change the way they play for Ramirez. He also won the treble in his time at FC Barcelona and will be well aware of the pressure in a big club and will bring in the winning mentality.
Worth the Money?
At just 5.1 million, it would be less than a third of what Tottenham dished out on Janssen. The Barcelona DNA has proven many times before that the player is worth investing in, and a 21-year old talent who has a great skill-set has “steal” written all over it.
The striker is being scouted by the likes of Everton and Liverpool so expect a transfer tug-of-war in the summer. But considering the “project” Tottenham have going on and offering Champions League football, Sandro appears most likely to choose London over Merseyside.