After the signings of Joe Hart, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and most recently Matt Doherty, it seems Jose Mourinho and Tottenham may be ready to sign another player with a wealth of Premier League experience.
Following Watford’s relegation last season, a number of their players could be available. Amongst them is midfielder Will Hughes. According to The Mirror, Spurs are considering making a move for the midfielder this summer.
The report suggests that Hughes is rated at £13million. It’s a low-cost transfer, if that were to be the fee, but is Hughes really of the quality needed to help the club get back into the top four?
Between 2011-2017, Hughes was widely regarded as one of England’s best young emerging midfielders whilst at Derby County. He racked up 22 appearances for England under 21’s, before moving to Watford in 2017 for around £8million.
However, at Watford he has struggled to continue his rise and has netted just 5 goals in 77 games. Standing at 6ft 1’ and with lots of Premier League experience, Hughes would add something to the squad – but is he really needed?
For me, the club should be aiming higher. So far, Doherty aside, the signings this summer look very mediocre. Spurs will be competing with the likes of free-spending Chelsea and an improving Manchester United for a top-four spot. They’ll need more, but finances appear limited.