Spurs preparing £25m DOUBLE swoop for wingers – report

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Tottenham are looking to strengthen their squad in the wide areas this summer as moves are being lined up for Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah and Bayer Leverkusen’s Heung-Min Son, according to various reports.

Spurs are set to miss out on Champions League football once again this season and lots of changes are expected to be made over the course of the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino will look to bring in at least one new wide man, though two could be brought in if the latest reports are to be believed.

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is being lined up and Spurs will test their London rivals resolve with a move for the Egyptian star who is currently on loan with Fiorentina, according to the Daily Mail.

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Salah, 22, played a key part in knocking Spurs out of the Europa League earlier this season and now the Lilywhites want to sign the out of favour Chelsea man, who joined from FC Basel for £11 million just 18 months ago.

Juan Cuadrado’s arrival in January means a return to the Chelsea lineup is highly unlikely for Salah and he could join Spurs for around £10 million if a deal can be negotiated.

As well as Salah, Spurs are being linked with a move for Leverkusen winger Heung-Min Son, who is also a target of Liverpool’s, and will try and sign the South Korean for around £15 million, the Daily Mirror reports.

The 22-year-old has scored 11 goals with three assists in 27 Bundesliga appearances this season for Leverkusen but his performances have led to interest from the Premier League and Spurs will battle Liverpool for his signature.

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Both clubs are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season and that could be a blow in any pursuit.

If Spurs are to bring in a couple of wide men, current players will have to move on, with Aaron Lennon expected to complete a permanent switch to Everton, while Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela have been linked with summer exits.

Who would be a better signing for Spurs this summer – Heung-Min Son or Mohamed Salah?

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2 Comments on Spurs preparing £25m DOUBLE swoop for wingers – report

  1. It looked as if Mohamed Salah and Florian Thauvin, had been identified as new wingers. This was following January’s claims that Everton’s Kevin Mirallas was being touted as the replacement for Aaron Lennon. Now, a further name enters the ring – Bayern Leverkusen’s Heung-Ming Son.
    Whilst I had comforting expectations for the summer, they are diminishing rapidly. Why? Spurs appear to have an idea of the positions which need upgrades, but not so when it comes to the players targeted. The situation seems to change from one day to the next. Whatever happened to Yevhen Konoplyanka? There was much talk that he was being lined up and, if it can be believed, a verbal understanding in place. Now nothing.
    Of course, circumstances change all the time, but not if you know the player targeted to perform a specific role for the club. Chelsea had a similar situation last summer, they identified their requirements and made sure they secured those players early. This year, the result – Premier League Champions. Naturally, I am expecting Spurs to adopt the same approach. However, with constantly changing names going into the hat, it begs the question will this hinder attempts to move quickly, and if so, for who?
    I, for one, really hope Yevhen Konoplyanka is one winger brought to White Hart Lane. His dribbling skills are amazing and he would give fans something to cheer about. Similar to Eden Hazard, who can go at defenders and cause problems by pulling them away from their stations, create openings for goal scoring chances. Andros Townsend would be the player to make way for Konoplyanka, who is a far better ball player.
    Poch, better than anyone, knows he must get it right this summer, along with Paul Mitchell. This means bringing in quality players. The gap between clubs like Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea and Spurs, financially, is widening. Cheap immitations will no longer prove adequate. How long will it be before the player buying policy of £10-£15m becomes £20-£25m, at the present rate. Like the present policy, nothing can be written in stone. I am not advocating that every player bought must cost above the club’s threshold. Key position players will cost, and that goes without saying. The only savings may be from having cheaper, back up options.
    If we are to believe reports the Spurs intend to pounce earlier for targets, I can only hope that lots of separate discussions are going on, right now, to make these summer acquisitions easier. My only question is, WHO ARE THEY??????

    • BartSpur // May 6, 2015 at 5:00 AM // Reply

      Got to remember, Michael, that all the talk about players targeted is just media hype right now. As we hear every year, many players are supposedly linked with Spurs but are they really? We must all wait until signings are made before we’ll know who’s joining us & who isn’t.

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