‘The Tottenham way’ – Former PL man claims midfielder suits North London move

Former Premier League striker, Noel Whelan, has sung the praises of one of Tottenham’s reported targets this summer window.

Tottenham suffered as much as anyone during the Covid-19 pandemic, losing out on a lot of expected stadium revenue. Therefore, their recruitment budget will be limited this summer.

Whelan, who played for Leeds, Coventry and Middlesbrough among others, thinks that a deal for Renato Sanches is a must and is worth the use of limited funds.

Spurs reportedly do hold an interest in Sanches, but his name has been mentioned alongside a number of other targets.

Whelan bases much of his praise on his performance at the Euros. In an interview with Football Insider, he claimed, “He lit up the stadium with his bursting runs, that pace and power that he has and that skill.

“Look, that’s the Tottenham way. They’re the sort of players they want in their club.”

Sanches got a big-money move after the last Euros, signing for European giants Bayern Munich from Benfica. A poor loan spell with Swansea and some disappointing seasons led him to Lille where he has rebuilt his young career.

SpursWeb Opinion

Sanches wouldn’t be a bad signing, despite his bad Premier League past. However, Whelan’s comments are exactly the kind of hype after Euro 2016 that was ultimately misguided.

Regardless, Spurs’ emphasis this summer will be on other areas of the pitch. Furthermore, a further midfield signing might obstruct the development of Oliver Skipp.

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