Transfer rumours with regards to players arriving at White Hart Lane have certainly died down a little following Harry Redknapp’s comments that we would have to sell before we brought any players in.
However, there is one rumour that has picked up a lot of momentum today and that concerns a possible €8m bid for Caen’s M’Baye Niang. Niang is of Senegalese descent but has represented France at under 16 and under 17 level and he isn’t 17 until December.
The fuss over the player has arisen due to the fact that his club threw him into the Ligue 1 deep end last season where he scored three goals in seven league games. This prompted a coach at the club to say,
“M’Baye has huge potential – we’ve never seen a player like him at the club before.”
While it’s difficult to form a view on a player like this, is there any mileage in using someone like Niang as a fourth striker or would Spurs be better off saving some money and promoting Harry Kane?