As soon as the Gareth Bale rumours started, the papers were quick to start latching on to any story regarding a possible replacement. With that in mind, it wouldn’t surprise many Spurs fans to learn that it’s our old adversary the Daily Mail that is first in line with the suggestion that Lyon’s Michael Bastos is the player on Harry’s radar.
Bastos seems to fit the Mail’s bill as he can play either on the left wing or at left back and if you disregard the Bale aspect of the story, he looks a decent player. The Brazilian will be 28 next week and has been in France since 2006 when he joined Lille before moving on to Lyon in 2009.
He averages around a goal every four games from all positions and it’s thought that the French side would be willing to let him go for a fee in the region of €18m.
With 11 caps for Brazil, Michael Bastos seems to be one of the more promising names to be linked with the club this season, but not at the expense of Gareth Bale.