The newspapers can’t seem to decide whether Loic Remy or Blerim Dzemaili will be Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing at Spurs although the Frenchman is still thought to be hankering after a move to Arsenal.
That could leave Spurs in pole position to sign Swiss international Dzemaili but who is he and why do we need him?
The 28 year old currently plays in Serie A with Napoli and as we’ve been linked with virtually their entire squad, he ticks the first box. As a defensive midfielder, he could also be a sound replacement for Sandro, should our Brazilian international head the other way and pursue his career in Italy.
Dzemaili was previously on the books at Bolton Wanderers but injury meant that he didn’t make a single league appearance in that time. That serious knee ligament problem does seem to be behind him however and in his three years at Napoli, he has been an important member of the side.
Spurs fans may get their chance to see the player at Brazil 2014 as he is named in the Swiss squad for the World Cup. However well he plays, it’s unlikely that Dzemaili is another Sandro.