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Former player backs Tottenham to sign this Premier League star who can fill the ‘void’ in the team

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Former player backs Tottenham to sign this Premier League star who can fill the 'void' in the team

Alan Hutton backs Tottenham Hotspur to sign Fulham star Andreas Pereira

Speaking exclusively to Tottenham Hotspur News, ex-Spurs star Alan Hutton has backed Tottenham Hotspur to sign Fulham star Andreas Pereira to fill the void in the number 10 role at the club.

Now, before someone jumps the gun, Hutton did acknowledge the presence of James Maddison in the squad but pointed out the fact that the club were forced to deploy Dejan Kulusevski in that role when the former was injured for a significant chunk of the season.

Pereira has really made a name for himself playing for Fulham in recent season. Once upon a time on Manchester United’s books, not many would have envisioned the talented playmaker to have a career like the one he is having.

The 28-year-old Brazilian is currently entering the prime years of his career and his football has been knocking down the doors of top clubs for quite some time now. Last season, he made 44 appearances for Fulham, scoring three goals and providing nine assists.

Whilst the numbers in itself might not be the most eye-catching there is, we must remember that these numbers are bound to improve when Pereira plays in a team that creates more chances like Tottenham.

Speaking about the playmaker and his role at Tottenham, here is what Alan Hutton had to say in an interesting observation

“I think Periera is a very good footballer. He had a really good season and him coming in would give you something a little bit different within there. You’d think there would be movement with the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, could he be leaving? Pape Sarr, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, it was all kind of changing towards the end of the season so maybe he’s just searching for something different. Maybe he could be that guy and he would be another experienced footballer coming into the ranks. I just feel that it is probably for further forward the pitch. I know they’ve got options but you saw when Maddison was out they struggled to get somebody to fill that void and of course, the other one will be the number nine situation and what they’re going to do with that.”

Alan Hutton backs Tottenham to sign Andreas Pereira
Alan Hutton backs Tottenham to sign Andreas Pereira

James Maddison move to Tottenham from Leicester City last summer and made a roaring start to the campaign. However, injuries meant he had to miss out on a few months of action and he struggled to make a similar impact upon his return.

Now that he is rested and ready for the new campaign, along with the hurt of being left out of England’s Euros 2024 squad, Maddison will be keen to prove a point and make sure he recaptures the form he showed early last season.

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However, every good squad in the world usually has two players for a single position – a starter and a backup. Considering the fact that Spurs will also be competing on the continental front next season, they cannot expect Maddision to come up with the goods in every single game. Pereria represents an excellent option for a decent fee and we must go ahead and buy him.

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