Tottenham Hotspur admire Marc Guehi…
What’s the phrase?
That’s based on Sky Sports activities reporter Lyall Thomas, who revealed that the Crystal Palace defender is very considered at Spurs and could possibly be a possible alternative ought to Japhet Tanganga go away this summer season switch window.
He instructed the ‘Last Word On Spurs’ YouTube channel:
“One they actually like, at Crystal Palace, is Marc Guehi however he’s elementary to Palace.
“They love him there. He performs each week there. Is he going to play each week if he is available in at Tottenham? He’s not going to play forward of [Cristian] Romero or [Eric] Dier or [Ben] Davies/[Clement] Lenglet.”
Would you like Guehi at Spurs?
If Taganga does depart Hotspur Method earlier than the deadline subsequent week, then it will make sense to focus on a homegrown expertise to switch his void, having come via the academy system in N17.
Guehi was raised via the famed Chelsea youth system and has gone on to be a stable possibility for the Eagles beneath Patrick Vieira.
Final season, for instance, he was their third-best performer per WhoScored rankings of all gamers to begin 20 or extra matches. It’s with the ball at his toes the place he most excelled, main the squad for common passing accuracy (87.4%).
That might, due to this fact, make him a great match to someday take the reins from Spurs’ pass-master on the again, Eric Dier, who averaged an accuracy fee of 88.1% in 2021/22, which noticed him rank because the top defender in Antonio Conte’s squad for this metric.
Dier, who was as soon as dubbed a “beast” by his teammate Harry Kane prior to now, has emerged as an unsung hero beneath the Italian nevertheless it’s clear that no different defender can dwell as much as the £92k-per-week star’s ball-playing skills.
He should solely be 28, a way off a decent ‘prime’ age for a central defender however he has little or no backup or perhaps a true various, significantly if Tanganga have been to depart.
Guehi, lauded as an “absolute tank” and “huge” by his former England U21 teammate Josef Bursik, could possibly be that last piece of the puzzle for sporting director Fabio Paratici.
The Italian supremo is operating out of time, although, and the Palace sensation is not going to come low-cost. CIES Soccer Observatory worth him at an eye-watering €70m (£59m), having value simply £18m final summer season.
A transfer earlier than this summer season’s deadline could be big for the membership, albeit unlikely. However Guehi is a participant that Spurs ought to proceed to observe within the coming months as they appear to bolster Conte’s backline with much more expertise.
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