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Tottenham Overtake Arsenal In The Race For £21.5M Striker By Making The First Move

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Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick

Tottenham have long been linked with a move for a striker in the summer but that doesn’t seem too logical as it is easy to see Pochettino giving Janssen another chance in the English league. The summer signing has struggled to adapt to life in England but is still so young and it would be harsh to not give him another season at White Hart Lane.

Nevertheless, Tottenham boss Pochettino recently revealed that the club would be ‘those players who they have to sell’. It is unknown as to who ‘those’ players are, but we can only hope that Janssen is not one of them.

The latest news is that Tottenham have made the first move for Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick, who reportedly has a £21.5million release clause. Schick has been terrific this season and has scored 12 goals and 3 assists in 30 games this season and considering that he is only 21-years old, the numbers are quite impressive.

He pulled off a Bergkampesque flick to get past the Crotone’s last man, and the Czech Republic international then ran through on goal and coolly slotted the ball into the bottom left-hand corner with his left foot.

It has been reported by Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Sport Witness) that Spurs have had initial discussions with the striker’s agent, with Arsenal also said to be chasing the young forward. If Tottenham are to land the 12-goals striker, they may have to fight off competition from the Gunners.

Our Verdict

A thought needs to be given about Tottenham’s necessity to sign another striker. We already have a world-class striker in Harry Kane, who is capable of scoring goals for fun. Though Vincent Janssen has struggled this season, the fact that he is 22-years old and this is his first season in the toughest league in the world is not going to change.

Pochettino clearly believes in the player and the only problem for the Dutchman seems to be confidence. It would be fair to give Janssen another chance next season before deciding his future at White Hart Lane. It would be the best thing to do for all the parties involved.

For now, Patrik Schick move looks like a chase for luxury rather than a necessity.

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