Haidara’s Europa League performances demonstrate a player with potential

As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are targeting a summer move for RB Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara.

What’s the story?

Spurs have had success signing young players and giving them immediate first team action over the past few years, a key part of their strategy to compete with clubs that can afford to spend bigger sums than the North London outfit.

It’s likely to be something they pursue again this summer, alongside signing more established talent.

One player with potential they’re reported to be looking at is RB Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara.

That’s according to The Sun, who say that Spurs see him as a star for the future and are weighing up a summer offer.

His £2.8m rating by Transfermarkt highlights he is just beginning his career, but can he become a hit in English Premier League?

Who is he?

Signed from a Malian academy side in 2016, the 20-year-old has taken a couple of years to work his way into the Salzburg side as a regular but has been an integral part of their UEFA Europa League run this season, making 10 appearances on their way to the quarter-finals of the competition.

He was particularly impressive in the recent tie against Borussia Dortmund, helping the Austrian side knock out the Germans. It’s performances like that which will likely be catching the eye of bigger clubs, demonstrating he has the potential to play at a higher level in the future.

Already a senior international, his future is bright and if Spurs can get in early on his career, it could pay dividends in years to come.