Three strikers Tottenham should sign this summer
Gregor Vasconcelos takes a look at three strikers Tottenham should try to sign
Mauro Icardi has been one of the few bright spots in Inter Milan’s torrid season so far. Unless there isn’t a complete turnaround in his club’s fortunes, he could be tempted to leave. As it stands, Inter are 10th, 22 points behinds leader Juventus. The Argentine has, reportedly, attracted interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, so Spurs should face strong competition to sign the striker. His goal-scoring record for Inter has been outstanding, scoring 23 in 31 league starts since joining the club. He is mostly just a finisher, but at 21 there is still plenty of time to polish up the rougher aspects of his game.
Stevan Jovetic’s days at Manchester City are all but up after being left out of Manuel Pelligrini’s Champions League squad. He revealed earlier this week that the decision has ‘killed’ him and he is likely to search for pastures anew this summer. With the signing of Wilfried Bony, he has now dropped to fourth in the club’s pecking order and that was the final straw for the Montenegrin. In truth, he was never given a real chance since arriving at City in summer 2013. He has started only 11 league games over the previous two seasons and scored eight goals, a good record by anyone’s standards. Eager to leave, Jovetic could be available for a cut of the original £22m City paid for him less than two years ago.
Paulo Dybala is another 21-year-old Argentine making a strong impression in the Serie A this season. He’s also been linked with Arsenal in the past, but Palermo are said to be holding out for £30m. He has come to life this season, starting all 23 of Palermo’s games, scoring 11 goals in the process. While he is not quite as prolific as Icardi, his game is far better rounded. This season, he has provided seven assists in the Serie A compared to his compatriot’s tally. While he is still raw, one can see shades of a young Sergio Aguero in him. He has the instincts of a centre-forward. His technique, creativity and small frame however, mean that he is better suited as a supporting striker.