Tottenham Hotspur have long been linked with central midfielders and central defenders. That’s quite logical considering we need to buy either one of them to rather strengthen our already strong squad. Joining the list now is Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino, who made 40 appearances for the Serie A side last season.
According to Italian source Tuttomercatoweb, Tottenham have held talks with the agent of Matias Vecino as uncertainty remains about Eric Dier’s future with Spurs. The Telegraph earlier claimed that we had slapped a £50million price tag on the player. So with no certainty about Dier’s future at the club, we have now been linked with Matias Vecino.
Vecino was an Uruguay U-20 international and was a part of Uruguay’s 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad and has been capped 13 times by the Uruguayan national team. He is now 25-years old and is a regular in the Fiorentina team. He also registered 4 goals and 4 assists last season and is a central midfielder capable of playing deep, and also in an advanced position.
Vecino primarily plays as a box to box player and is a technically sound player. He is someone who is strong in his passing and dribbling. He is also good at ball retention, which is really important for a central midfielder. However, tackling isn’t his cup of tea and he often commits fouls. The midfielder accumulated 10 yellow cards last season. Kind of sums it up, right?
He is no Paul Scholes to spray those accurate long balls as he relies on playing short passes than the long ones. It is possible that we are looking at him as an option just in case Dier decides to leave.
However, I personally don’t think Dier would leave us and the reasons are plenty. He is an English player who belongs to an English core of players, who are making strides at the moment. The progress is rapid and a new stadium is being constructed. The chance is there for him to etch his name into the history books. So why would he want to let go of such an excellent opportunity?
Moreover, Dier has the trust of Pochettino at Tottenham. Whereas it is no guarantee if Mourinho would retain the same faith after Dier joins United. It would be a risky move and it is best for both Tottenham and Dier to rather hold on to each other, so that no Matias Vecino would come into the picture maybe?