While the rumour mill grinds on in terms on linking Gareth Bale with a move away from Spurs, a handful of stories line up potential replacements. One of those names belongs to Porto winger Christian Atsu who has previously worked under Andre Villas-Boas but despite the paper talk his bare stats don’t seem all that appealing.
The player himself has already hinted that he would like to make the move into English football.
“I have one more year contract with FC Porto but as a child I always dream to play at the highest level especially in England,” Atsu said earlier this week.
“I love to play there so when I have the opportunity to play in England for sure I would like to move.”
The Ghanaian International is just 21 and still has time to develop but last season in Portugal he produced just one goal and four assists in 28 appearances. Atsu’s words can seem like a ‘come and get me’ statement to the Premiership but for Spurs at least they may be ignored.