Seri wants Champions League, Spurs should swoop

Chelsea and West Ham target Jean Seri wants to move to a team in the Champions League according to reports, and Spurs should snap him up immediately.

What’s the word?

According to GFFN, Nice midfielder Seri “wants Champions League football at all costs” after the 26 year-old was strongly linked with moves to Tottenham’s London rivals.

Chelsea are searching for a partner for N’Golo Kante, with Tiemoue Bakayoko’s first season at Stamford Bridge being a total disaster and Cesc Fabregas starting to show his age.

The Blues need a player who can break down deep, defensive teams, which Seri’s fantastic passing ability would certainly help with.

West Ham meanwhile are in need of some more creativity in midfield after the injury to Manuel Lanzini, and the Hammers’ move for the more defensive minded William Carvalho looks to have fallen through.

Spurs are of course after a replacement for Mousa Dembele, and while Seri isn’t the exact same type of player, he does have all the traits of a Pochettino midfielder.

A more attacking Dembele?

The Ivory Coast international is extremely energetic and athletic, great at carrying the ball forward, and has the wiry strength to get stuck in before launching counter attacks.

After a fantastic 2016-17 season with Nice, the £27m-rated midfielder nearly went to Barcelona, which shows just how highly rated he is.

Seri grabbed two goals and five assists in 31 Ligue 1 appearances last season, while boasting an incredible 90 per cent pass success rate.

The 18-cap star can do a little bit of everything, and at 26 is ready to step into Dembele’s shoes immediately, as opposed to the fantastic Tanguy Ndombele, who could take quite a bit of fine tuning to fulfil his obvious potential.

The deceptively strong Seri averaged nearly one tackle and one interception per game last season, but shows his best stuff going forward, averaging over two key passes and one dribble per game.

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Aforementioned, the Ivory Coast international is not a like for like swap with Dembele, but would provide more attacking impetus than the Belgian beast, and would be a great chance for Spurs to get one up on their London rivals.

So, Tottenham fans, would you like to see a swoop for Seri? Or should you stick to chasing the more defensive minded Ndombele? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…