Tottenham should be in the market this summer following back to back transfer windows without anything happening at the club in terms of incoming players.
Pochettino must be frustrated to see his team fall short again in the title race due to a lack of quality and depth in his squad. This summer that issue needs to be addressed with movement in the market.
So who is available? Well it seems that according to Calcio Mercato, Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli has fallen out with his manager Carlo Ancelotti. Insigne was substituted with his team 1-0 down in the crucial Europa League tie vs. Arsenal on Thursday. As he left the field he was clearly unhappy and made no secret of the fact, refusing to sit down on the bench and instead standing up alongside it for the rest of the match.
The report from Italy says: ‘Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne could seek a move away from Napoli as the relationship he had with Carlo Ancelotti has now fractured, Calciomercato understand.’
They go on to say that Insigne is valued at around 90 million euros. There’s no doubt that Insigne is a quality player that can add a lot to Tottenham’s attack, but €90million would be too much to spend, in my opinion. If the player really has fallen out with the manager then it may be possible to drive that valuation down a bit.
Imagine a front three of Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Lorenzo Insigne. That’s certainly a trio that could do a lot of damage and one that is capable of sustaining a title challenge.
Spurs have lacked attacking diversity this season, especially in wide areas and adding someone of Insigne’s quality could go a significant way to helping the club take the next step.
It shouldn’t be a problem in convincing the versatile attacking forward to come to Tottenham. Getting to the last four of the Champions League should be enough to show the player of the clubs potential and ambition.
Insigne will turn 28 in the summer and has netted 9 goals and 6 assists in 25 Serie A games this season. He’s played predominantly as a centre forward but is equally adept to playing behind the striker or on the left wing. This versatility would surely make him an attractive option for the modern day tactical tinkerman, Pochettino.