Tottenham Hotspur should try to snap up Chelsea star N’Golo Kante rather than Paris Saint-Germain’s Idrissa Gueye, talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has claimed.
Over the last couple of weeks, multiple publications have suggested that Spurs have their eyes on Gueye, who has fallen down the pecking order at PSG this season.
Jeunes Footeux have claimed that Tottenham are paying close attention to the 32-year-old’s situation, with PSG willing to cash in on the player.
Todo Fichajes reported this week that Antonio Conte has identified Gueye as the man to add defensive solidity to his midfield, with the former Everton man allegedly valued at around €15m (£12.7m).
However, following this interest in Idrissa Gueye, the PSG man has thrown himself into the centre of some controversy after he allegedly missed the French club’s last match because he refused to wear a rainbow shirt designed to promote LGBTQI+ rights (BBC).
Crook has insisted that the Senegal international is of not the quality that Tottenham need this summer, and urged the North Londoners to pursue Kante instead.
The World Cup-winning midfielder has just 12 months left to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge (TransferMarkt).
Crook told GiveMeSport regarding Tottenham’s rumoured interest in Gueye: “He was ok at Everton, but no more than that. He’s not always guaranteed a place at Paris Saint-Germain, so I think they could probably do better, but it’s such a key area.
“I mean, if they think they can get N’Golo Kante out of Chelsea, they would probably try, but history between those two clubs makes it impossible.”
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Gueye was more than ‘okay’ during his time at Everton. In fact, I would argue that he was one of the most consistent midfield pivots in the Premier League in his last year and a half at Goodison Park.
At 32 years of age, the Senegalese midfielder might not be the same player at this stage of his career. Crook might be right in saying that we can perhaps do better than the PSG man.
However, I do not think there is any chance of Spurs being able to attract N’Golo Kante. I do not think Chelsea would consider selling him to us and the Frenchman is unlikely to want to join.
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