When Luka Modric burst the rigging in the first half of last night’s match at Bolton Wanderers, the commentary suggested that he doesn’t score enough goals for the club. We have debated this before and the general consensus is that he doesn’t have to – in the same way that players such as Iniesta don’t break any scoring records for their clubs.
However, that does mean that we have two central midfielders that don’t find the net that often but with Bale and Lennon in the side, maybe that doesn’t matter either.
Coming on to the point of this piece, Spurs have been linked today with a move for PSV’s Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum who plays as either an attacking central midfielder or out on the wing. Reports suggest that he’s a Modric but with more goals and unless Luka does move on, it seems unlikely that he would take a slot in the centre of Tottenham’s middle four.
Alternatively, he could be moved out to the wing if he were to arrive with claims that he wants to move away from Holland and exercise a £20m buy out clause.
The player’s portfolio seems similar to that of Eden Hazard and if the Lille playmaker were to go somewhere other than White Hart Lane, Wijnaldum looks to be the best alternative mentioned so far.
Could the Dutchman provide the extra goals from midfield? Is this even an area of our game that needs addressing?