Although good things were certainly predicted of Mauricio Pochettino and his rejuvenated Tottenham Hotspur side going into the 2015/16 campaign initially, very few fans ever expected Spurs to still find themselves seriously contending for the Premier League title at this particular point in the season.
Pochettino’s increasingly impressive outfit have nonetheless proven more than worthy of their lofty league position so far this term, and although Leicester City remain the most talked about team currently in the Premier League, such a notion could change rather dramatically for the White Hart Lane faithful come the end of the season.
So as Spurs will certainly want to strengthen their current status in the Premier League throughout the course of the summer transfer window – regardless of whether or not the North Londoners eventually finish the season at the very top of the pile – should Pochettino really move for reported Serie A target, Lorenzo Insigne, this summer, or does the highly valued Italian simply represent a step too far for Tottenham?
As the up and coming Napoli favourite has seemingly thrived down at the Stadio San Paolo this season, perhaps Spurs may have indeed sourced themselves a potentially shrewd acquisition in the shape of Lorenzo Insigne.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has represented somewhat of a jewel on the Italian national scene for quite some time now truth be told, for although the quick-footed wide-man is yet to truly stake his claim in the Azzurri first team ranks as of yet, Insigne has nonetheless impressed greatly for Italy at U21 level in recent years.
Napoli’s progressively improving no. 24 is becoming notoriously difficult to deal with in the final third with every passing season, as his rather effective range of technical ability in one-on-one situations has often dazzled his respective fan-base with a great deal of vigour and panache since first bursting onto the scene with current employers.
The young Italian has also netted 12 well taken goals in all competitions this season, which is something that seemingly hasn’t gone amiss down at White Hart Lane in 2015/16. Although Harry Kane obviously remains Tottenham’s main focal point of attack with all things considered, a player of Lorenzo Insigne’s growing class could possibly serve to compliment the current England international rather well in future seasons.
Having made such a positively glowing case for the current Serie A front-man however, would Spurs really consider meeting Napoli’s reported asking price of £18 million just to bring him on board at their club next season? Perhaps not…
Tottenham already sourced Heung-Min Son for a similar fee before the 2015/16 campaign first got underway after all, and as promising signs are also expected of fellow summer recruit, Clinton Njie, when the Cameroonian international finally returns to first team action for Mauricio Pochettino – maybe Spurs would ultimately be better served in casting their resources elsewhere this summer.
Certain question-marks nonetheless surround Lorenzo Insigne and his proposed ability to make it within the ever testing Premier League, as the player’s unmistakably lightweight nature could potentially hinder the 24-year-old should he ever decide to join up with the Premier League in the not too distant future.
Tottenham could easily spend that £18 million on a player with a greater sense of guarantee to make it within the English game, especially as many have cited yet another out-in-out centre-forward as the top priority for Spurs when the 2015/16 campaign eventually reaches its completion.
So then, although many within the White Hart Lane faithful would quite understandably love to see Lorenzo Insigne make the switch to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, perhaps Mauricio Pochettino simply doesn’t need to sign the technically gifted Italian with everything fairly taken into account.