Three reasons Southampton should hijack Tottenham’s bid to sign Nadiem Amiri
According to reports in The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are one of a number of Premier League clubs tracking Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Nadiem Amiri ahead of the January transfer window.
The Sun says that Spurs, along with top flight rivals Manchester United and Arsenal, are all keen on the Germany U21 international, who has been putting in some impressive performances for the Bundesliga outfit this term.
The 21-year-old, whose parents are from Aghanistan, still has two years left on his contract with the German club, but the report adds that that hasn’t fazed Mauricio Pochettino and he is ready to launch a £20m bid for him in the New Year.
Meanwhile, Southampton’s disappointing season continued as they were beaten 4-1 by Leicester City and former boss Claude Puel at St Mary’s on Wednesday night, and current manager Mauricio Pellegrino will already be thinking about potential additions he could make when the window opens next month.
Both this season and last Saints have struggled in front of goal, and the former Liverpool defender may feel that bringing Amiri to the south coast could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Southampton should hijack Tottenham’s bid to sign the attacker…