Report: Tottenham opt out of signing 23-goal La Liga man

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Dom Le Roy

Ever since Christian Eriksen revealed that he might leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, Spurs have been linked with a host of attacking midfielders (Guardian).

While the chief targets appear to be Giovanni Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, the Mirror have now reported that Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia has been offered to Spurs.

Sarabia featured 52 times for Sevilla last season, notching up an impressive 23 goals, whilst also contributing 17 assists.

 

Those numbers make for good reading. However, Sarabia’s age appears to be an issue for Spurs. While both Lo Celso and Ndombele are just 23 and 22, respectively, Sarabia is now 27 years old. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why Mauricio Pochettino would prefer to approach younger players who have the potential for longevity at Tottenham.

What’s more, Sarabia is yet to receive a cap for Spain. Although he featured at a variety of youth levels for his country, Sarabia has never appeared for the Spanish first team.

This certainly raises question marks about his ability and seems to prove Spurs’ decision, to opt out of a deal, as correct.

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Although it may seem strange that we have snubbed the chance to sign Sarabia, it is important for us not to panic buy in this window.

Both Lo Celso and Ndombele certainly represent better targets that will be able to grow into life in the Premier League – hopefully becoming world class talents in the future.

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