World Cup performances always add new names to the Premier League’s transfer rumour columns, but sometimes it churns up old ones too. Fabian Schar is a fantastic example – back in summer 2014, during the World Cup in Brazil, he was strongly linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur having impressed with FC Basel in the Champions League the season previous.
The switch never quite materialised and Schar’s career ended up taking a somewhat more modest path instead, joining Hoffenheim a year later and then moving to Deportivo in summer 2017, who were unfortunately relegated last season.
But that only suggests the Switzerland international will be on the move once again this summer so the World Cup has come at a perfect time for him – and his opening performance has given due cause for revived interest from his former suitors.
Indeed, after an explosive start from Brazil, Switzerland managed to curtail the impact of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and company as the Group E clash ended in a 1-1 draw, and Schar played a key role in that. In fact, he won the most headers, made the most clearances and blocked the most shots of any Switzerland player while recording two tackles and two interceptions.
Curiously too, Tottenham find themselves in need of a centre-back option once again this summer, with Toby Alderweireld potentially leaving the north London club due to his contract situation. So, Spurs fans, should Pochettino revive his interest in the Deportivo defender, who Transfermarkt value at just £2.7million? Let us know by voting below…
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