Tottenham will look to invest more in South American youngsters in the next transfer window. This is due to the relaxation in the rules regarding work permits for these youngsters. The decisions to recruit more youth from South America came after Carlos Vinicius’s performance against Aston Villa.
Carlo Vinicius scored in the 29th minute to grant the lead to the Lilywhites over the Villains. His playing style impressed Jose Mourinho, and the ‘one’ wishes to buy more players with his skills for a meager sum.
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Subsequently, they are after such a player in Palmeira’s Gabriel Menino. The Brazilian youngster, unlike Vinicius, is a central midfielder and can also operate in the back four as a right-back.
Tottenham lacks depth and strength in the areas where Menino is known to play at. Though Ndombele is not an incompetent midfielder, his defensive work still needs immense improvement.
According to transfermarkt, Gabriel Menino will only come to eleven million pounds to recruit and will strengthen the Spurs midfield with his no-nonsense defending.
Tottenham will therefore follow the model that is being successfully implemented at Arsenal. The Gunners bought players of excellent caliber and skill from the Brasilerao Serie.
The players Pablo Mari (Flamengo) and Gabriel Martinelli (Ituano) came for an overall sum of ten million pounds.
Tottenham, however, knows the success rate of using the South American formula in England, and it is not the first time that they have done so.
The South American project at White Hart Lane
Tottenham have bought players of Latin origins before the year 2021. Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso are two of Tottenham’s biggest players from South America.
Of the both of them, Lamela has been with the Lilywhites the longest. On August 30th, 2013, and has been the longest-serving player in the Spurs line-up after skipper Hugo Lloris.
His record for the Lilywhites is not impressive in the least. He only has seventeen goals and twenty-six assists in a hundred and seventeen appearances in the EPL. Though his skills on the ball and his ability to score picturesque goals are unique talents of his.
Lo Celso in comparison has only been at White Hart Lane for a little over a year. He has done a lot for the English club, even though he has recorded just goal and assist in twelve appearances after his move from Real Betis.
However, Tottenham prefers to recruit French players, and it is evident from the fourteen in overall they have signed for White Hart Lane.
Thus, Lille’s Mike Maignan is who they want to replace Hugo Lloris in between the sticks.
Tottenham target Mike Maignan to replace fellow countryman Hugo Lloris as Spurs short-stopper
Mike Maignan has only conceded nineteen goals this season to help LOSC Lille be at a level with leaders PSG (63 points) in the Ligue 1 points table. On the other hand, Hugo Lloris has conceded thirty goals this season, which is eleven goals more than Maignan.
The Spurs skipper’s record dictates he is no longer cut-out to play in the Premier League, and it seems like Tottenham is thinking ahead with their potential recruitment of Mike Maignan.
However, there would be hidden gems in the goal-keeping department in South America. Tottenham could therefore benefit from scouting there before breaking the bank on Maignan.
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