Spurs continue to be linked with an official approach for FC Twente’s Nacer Chadli but if the club fail to follow up their interest then they may just switch their attentions to Argentine international Eduardo Salvio.
Benfica’s Salvio is the same age as Chadli at 23 but despite reported interest from Spurs and Manchester City, he isn’t quite as advanced in his career. The Argentine is strictly a right winger whereas Belgian Chadli is comfortable on either flank but Salvio’s goals and assists to games ratio is improving thanks to a breakthrough season in Portugal during 2012-13.
The stories linking Salvio with a move to the Premier League have originated from the Portuguese press who cite a 60 million Euro buyout clause in the player’s contract. Even City wouldn’t want to get close to that but after an impressive recent campaign, it’s claimed that Benfica are getting ready to deal with official bids from either club.
Salvio has huge potential but he is no Nacer Chadli just yet and for that matter he’s no Aaron Lennon either. Stranger deals have been signed but is there any value in our club pursuing this one?