Tottenham are set to bolster their attack in the coming transfer window and are being linked with a move for Sandro of Malaga by the Sunday Mirror. The London side have still not been able to find a suitable replacement for Harry Kane, when the Englishman is either injured or rested, and with Vincent Janssen still struggling for goals, Sandro could be brought in sooner rather than later.
The Sunday Mirror also claims that Spurs have been interested in the 21-year-old for the past two windows but the Spanish striker moved from Barcelona to Malaga in the summer for more regular football.
Sandro has scored five goals from 11 La Liga games for the side and had spent his entire career prior to this with the Spanish champions Barcelona. He might not have the greatest scoring record in La Liga but Mauricio Pochettino has been decent with the signings he has brought to the Premier League side.
A worthwhile signing for the future
Sandro is only 21-years of age but he has come through the Barcelona ranks and that in itself will bump up his prize. Although he wasn’t good enough to play regularly in the first team, he does have a couple of La Liga championships under his belt along with a Champions League, amongst other accolades.
The youngster obviously would never have been able to break into a side that contains Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi though he could be a great squad player for Tottenham. The Lilywhites don’t really have a lot of quality options to cover Kane and with Janssen struggling and no sign of Saido Berahino joining the club, Sandro could be the cut price option they have been searching for.
Sandro isn’t someone who will work the defences with his running about but he does link up well with another attacker. The Spaniard is known for his passing ability and is great with his range in the final third of the pitch.
The 21-year-old is great at dead-ball situations as well, which means Christian Eriksen might have some competition from dangerous positions. Sandro also is great at heading the ball and has the ability to dribble past opponents with ease.
The biggest drawback could be that he isn’t built like a tank and could struggle in the tough world of the Premier League. We all remember how Giovanni Dos Santos fared when he joined Tottenham from Barcelona a few years ago; hopefully, Sandro can perform a lot better and stick for a lot longer than the Mexican did.