Tottenham Hotspur wants to improve their midfield, and they made the first steps adding Pape Matar Sarr over the summer, but it’s only the first step. The north London-based club has its eyes on another midfielder that could come to the Premier League side on a free transfer.
Spurs are pursuing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessié, whose contract will expire next summer and in January can sign a pre-contract with any club that kicks in next season.
Nonetheless, Tottenham isn’t the only club eyeing the 24-year-old and Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia stated that Calciomercato’s Twitch (via Spurs Web) that Paris Saint-Germain is the favorite to land Kessié.
Losing out on Kessié wouldn’t be the end of the world. However, not grabbing a player of that caliber and only needing to pay his wages does hurt the transfer budget a little as it now means Tottenham will need to spend on a fee plus salary.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham can sway him with Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte’s project in January.
We can’t be sure Sarr will improve our midfield yet, too early to tell, he might turn out to be yet another punt that flops.
In all fairness why would someone sought after join us as opposed to PSG, unless they didnt think they were going to play regularly? I think you would have to question his ambition if he joined us over them..
Get Antony from Ajax and the Atalanta Mid with the really long name. Job done.
Tell him Enic have a 25 year plan and we only have a few years left before it is spend spend spend.
But seriously I was hoping we could attract him I could see him taking the Moose role.