Florian Thauvin To Spurs? Tim Wants Another Winger They Simply Don't Need
I'm getting deja vu, now.
After failing with a deadline day move for highly-rated French winger Florian Thauvin fell through, auld Timmy Mild Cheddar looks keen on making another move for the Marseille man in the summer.
Now - Thauvin is a player they simply don't need.
AVB learned the hard way that signing players just because they were available isn't a particularly effective way of going about things and you'd think, seeing as Timmo took the poor bloke's job, that the new Spurs manager wouldn't start making the same mistakes - but, alas, according to F365, he seems to have learned not.
Yes he's a fantastic player and yes his name does conjure an air of French charme like he's some kind of starving genius painter or whatever, but you simply can't shoe-horn in so many wingers into one side. For starters there are only two wings.
You'd think it'd be a matter of simple mathematics but, like an ignorant Babylonian, he seems prone to distrust the numbers.
Factor in to that, too, that Thauvin wouldn't be cheap - insider industry bods Transfermarkt value the wonderkid (or prodige if we're doing more French) at over £12million. That's not chicken feed.
Still Thauvin, as mentioned, is a terrific talent - six goals and three assists so far this season don't do justice to the 21-year-olds brilliant all-round play.
But, as mostly mentioned, fact is they just don't need the lad.