Alan Hutton claims Reo Hatate could be tempted by a move to Tottenham Hotspur
Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate has emerged as a potential transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks, fueling speculation about the Japanese star’s future.
Hatate, 25, made his move to Celtic during Ange Postecoglou’s tenure at the Scottish club. Given their previous working relationship, it comes as no surprise that Hatate’s name has now been linked with a move to Tottenham, following Postecoglou’s appointment at the London-based club.
“There is no doubt he would be tempted. We are talking about a top-four, top-six team. Of course, he would be interested.”
However, Hutton expressed his belief that Hatate might not be the type of player Tottenham currently needs. He argued that the club requires a more attacking, number-ten-type player like James Maddison.
Nevertheless, Hatate’s impressive performances for Celtic this season cannot be overlooked. With nine goals and 11 assists across all competitions, the Japanese midfielder has showcased his ability to contribute effectively to the attack.
His familiarity with Postecoglou’s preferred style of play would undoubtedly help him settle in quickly and make an immediate impact at Tottenham. He will also have a manager who has the utmost trust in him
In terms of midfield options, Spurs already possess quality players such as Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. However, both individuals lack the creative spark and goal-scoring prowess that Hatate brings to the table.
For Hatate himself, the opportunity to ply his trade in the highly competitive Premier League would undoubtedly be an attractive prospect. A move to Tottenham would signify a major step up in his career.
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Let’s see what Hatate chooses to do. Tottenham must first want to make an offer for him. It’s too early to be talking about this deal as things stand.