The stats that show why Tottenham are watching Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic

Tottenham’s transfer activity over the last few summers has left a lot to be desired, with the likes of Vincent Janssen, Clinton N’jie and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou struggling to prove their worth at White Hart Lane.

But according to reports from The Daily Mail, the Lilywhites are already eyeing one of European football’s most promising youngsters ahead of the summer in the form of Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic.

It’s claimed Spurs’ chief scout Steve Hitchen watched the 18-year-old in action against Monaco earlier this week, as the Black-Yellows suffered a 3-2 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

Looking at Pulisic’s returns in the Bundesliga so far this season, it’s not hard to see what all the fuss is about. Despite making as many substitute appearances as starts, twelve, the prodigious attacker has popped up with three goals and five assists, whilst proving a real threat when running at the opposition with 42 successful dribbles.

What stands out most from the above infographic is how many of Pulisic’s chances created have ended up as assists, boasting a conversion rate just shy of 28% in that regard.

Having also lined up as a wing-back in the defeat to Monaco on Wednesday night, Pulisic could fill the right-sided berth or one of the central attacking slots in Tottenham’s 3-4-3 formation. But if Dortmund do decide to sell┬áthis summer, there will likely be plenty of other clubs interested in signing the teenage USA international.

 


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