Tottenham have long been linked with a move for a striker this summer, as Vincent Janssen has failed to live up to the expectations after arriving in England. The likes of Joshua King and Andre Gray have been touted as possible targets for Mauricio Pochettino, and it has been widely believed that Tottenham need a backup striker for Harry Kane.
The latest development in the speculation regarding Tottenham’s move for Andre Gray is that Everton have joined the race to sign the 25-year old Englishman. Everton are believed to have handed £75million to Ronald Koeman to spend on his targets and Gray seems to be one of them.
According to The Telegraph, Everton have joined Tottenham in the race to sign the Burnley hitman who has been in decent form this season. Andre Gray has been a major highlight in Burnley’s good season, where they have managed to avoid the drop with considerable ease. Gray, along with Michael Keane has been instrumental for Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
The 25-year old has scored 10 goals and 2 assists in 35 appearances this season and 9 of those 10 goals have come in the Premier League, with the other one coming in the FA Cup.
It is logical that Everton are trying to sign a striker of Gray’s calibre as they are a mid-table team. But Tottenham’s story is completely different. The club fights for the title, play in the Champions League and although Gray is a decent striker, he is certainly not a kind of player who Spurs need.
Moreover, Janssen will come good for us next season as the guy is a talented striker who has just lacked confidence this season. This is his first season in England on the back of an explosive year in the Dutch Eredivisie. He is not going to fail permanently and is a fighter as he has shown this season.
Signing another striker will only put more pressure on Janssen and it is better to rather let the Dutchman’s confidence flow, after a difficult campaign. We’d rather have Janssen trying to rectify his Spurs career, than sign Andre Gray and make him warm the benches. Gray is young, and does deserve to play regular football and Tottenham will not offer him that for certain.
The verdict? “You can have him Everton. No issues with that”.
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