In Focus: Richarlison could add much-needed attacking width to Tottenham’s attack

As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Watford winger Richarlison during this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Spurs will forever find goals as long as Harry Kane is at the club but this season have arguably regressed in attack compared to last season, at times looking a bit one dimensional in their efforts to create opportunities.

If they are to challenge for major silverware next season then it’s an area Mauricio Pochettino must address.

One player that could make an impact at the club is Watford winger Richarlison, who is enjoying a fine debut season in the English Premier League.

That’s according to The Sun, who say that Spurs are interested in making a move for the £30m-rated Brazilian.

However, the paper also report that they could face competition from the likes of Chelsea for his signature.

What can he offer?

Though Spurs boast a wealth of attacking midfield talent like Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, what they arguably lack is genuine attacking width, usually relying on wing-backs to provide that service which, this season, has been hit or miss.

Richarlison would offer significant quality on the left flank, as demonstrated by his return for Watford this season. He’s scored five and assisted five so far this term for Hornets, generally impressing fans and pundits with his direct approach to attacking play.

At the very least he would give Spurs excellent depth in the final third and at just 20 years of age can still improve significantly under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.

Can he provide fresh ideas and a new approach, ensuring that Spurs continue to feed goal machine Harry Kane?