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Spurs have been linked with a move for the Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.

Since moving to the Eredivisie club from Auxerre in 2014, the French forward has scored 43 goals in 75 games. His scoring ratio is also impressive at international level, with Haller having found the net 13 times in 20 appearances for the France U21 side.

Still only 22, the 6ft 2″ striker is said to be valued at £7m, with his agent claiming that he could be available in January. Inter Milan are also said to be interested.

A powerful player with good aerial ability, Haller is a very relaxed finisher. With a silky touch and decent pace, he looks to have the raw tools to succeed in the Premier League.

Yet having signed Vincent Janssen after a successful season in the Eredivisie, only for the Dutch striker to struggle to find the net in his opening months at White Hart Lane, some might question if Haller is the right type of striker for Tottenham.

Such an untried player represents another gamble. Watch below and let us know if you think Haller is the type of player that Spurs should be signing.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Last season our conversion rate (Goals scored/SoTarget) was 27.5%, 3rd lowest even though only MANC scored more goals than us. That would suggest that we were profligate in converting opportunities into goals.
    So far, this season, we have managed 19 goals. The 4 teams above us have, on average, scored 29 goals!
    ‘WhoScored’ reckons we have managed 5.7 SoT per game, so our current conversion rate is 25.5%.
    Take away the 3 pens. and the conversion rate drops to 21.5% from open play!
    At the other end we have only conceded 10 goals in the EPL this season, a feat equaled only by Chelsea.
    The issue that faces Pochettino (and his coaches) is twofold; speed of transition (from defense to attack) and the ability to disrupt defenses.
    I continue to advocate a 3-5-2/3-1-4-2 approach so we probably need 2 more strikers and a ‘class’ AMF (Isco?).
    I would not hesitate to bring back Bentaleb (but he won’t…Argentinian pride will hold sway).
    The reliance on Walker & Rose to provide width in the current system has become too predictable.
    Mix it up Poch….please.

  2. We’ve been lacking in credible striking options for some considerable time now, and a proven goalscorer is essential to our progress as a club. However I also wonder if we are lacking a stand out leader from midfield like a Modric
    Hazard, or De bryune. For me Spurs look a little headless at present and there seems to be no true direction of intent and that is a little worrying when the four rivals above us seem to be genuinely laying down markers as title contenders and staying within the top four. If we don’t act now Spurs may well miss out on a CL spot come May!

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