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Spurs closing in on signings of TWO attackers for just £6m

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Tottenham look set to bolster their attack this summer as the club have been linked with the signings of two attackers in deals that would only cost the club £6 million.

Mauricio Pochettino’s first season has ended in disappointment with the club yet again missing out on Champions League football next term but they will look to strengthen in the next few months.

Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has again been linked with a move to Spurs as the Metro are reporting that the Lilywhites could pick him up on a free when his current contract with Dnipro expires at the end of June.

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Tottenham could sign Konoplyanka on a pre-contract agreement within the next month but will face stiff competition for his signature with Liverpool also continuously linked.

Another attacking player on the Spurs shortlist is Frenchman Claudio Beauvue, who currently plays for Ligue 1 side EA Guingamp.

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The 27-year-old striker, who also operates on either wing, has scored 15 goals in 34 league games this year and could be picked up for just £6 million because of a clause in his contract.

The club’s president Bertrand Desplat did little to quash rumours of an exit as he confirmed Spurs and Hull have both expressed an interest, with the player looking set for a Premier League switch.

Would Konoplyanka and Beauvue be good signings for Spurs? Do they need more attacking players?

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7 Comments on Spurs closing in on signings of TWO attackers for just £6m

  1. Hope this is true I’m a fan of both players both are full of pace and would be quite risk free .Im worried were gonna wait untill we get players of the wage bill first and the miss out .

  2. Yevhen Konoplyanka is a fantastic winger – the kind that excites and engages a crowd. He is skilful, tricky, pulls defenders out of their positions and brings team members into play. He attacks with pace and best of all, he scores goals. Ironically, he could become the Spurs equivalent of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Konoplyanka is also an international player and would certainly show the likes of Nacer Chadli, what a player with skill should look like. I, for one, am excited at the possibility of seeing Konoplyanka playing alongside Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane. He would undoubtedly insight other players to raise their game and show more commitment.

    Claudio Beauvue, on the other hand, is a player I am not familiar with. That said, any player who net goals where Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have failed, has got to be a step up. I feel sorry for Soldado who has tried his best. However, it is either the system Spurs have adopted or the enormity of playing in the Premier League, which had been his undoing. At 27, I see Beauvue as a stop gap for now. He falls outside the intended age limit for players, appealing only by his price tag. If acquired, Spurs will have until the Winter Transfer Window to see if their decision to add his services proved correct.

    Spurs, as a whole, need to ensure incoming players are blessed to pace and fight, plus the instinct to sniff possible goal opportunities. Slackers or those of a purely pedestrian nature, need not apply. Pace, vigour and commitment are the essential ingredients for Spurs players, to keep advancing in the Premier League. Let’s hope that Konoplyanka and Beauvue join this summer, because I feel that Spurs are about to become the “Phoenix of the Premier League” next season.

    For now Mauricio Ponchettino and Paul Mitchell have their work cut out for them this summer. They may want to take a look at this young lad called Jack Grealish of Aston Villa. He looks the kind of link up player who could fit into Spurs’ current playing style. He covers the pitch like a house fly. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • wow I thought it was a comment but it turned out to be an essay. well written, the best I’ve read for a while.

  3. If these 2 players are good,then be assured that we will miss out on signing them.As usual, Levy will wait until 31/8/15 before doing anything if at all.

  4. Spurs est 1882 // May 12, 2015 at 12:56 PM // Reply

    Lest not forget – Papers chat garbage! I imagine Paul Mitchell will have had a list of players before he came, all below 25 (as he did at Southhampton) all perfect for the style of play MP wants. A pressing game like Poch likes to play is not about the skill, but the stamina and commitment, it takes a lot to chase down and harry for 90mins. From what I have seen of Konoplyanka he is fantastic with the ball at his feet, not so much without it. If I am honest, that little guy at Everton, think his name is Lennon, looks pretty good, PL experience, does his defensive duties, and if someone like Lamela or Erickson took the ball off him before final 3rd so he didn’t waste it, he could work.

    • I think you find you need skill…no pint having strength and stamina if thats all you have…also Lennon has been with Spurs for half a century…he has done absolutely nothing…and never will. Like going back to your miserable old fat bird really

  5. At last great article and well written.

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