Three reasons Tottenham must sign Southampton star Cedric Soares this summer
According to reports by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, via Sport Witness, Southampton defender Cedric Soares has been talking about his situation at the Premier League strugglers during the international break, and he has revealed that the club blocked him leaving last summer and that he would like to play Champions League football again in the future.
The Euro 2016 winner has been a regular at right-back for Saints ever since he joined them from Sporting Lisbon in 2015, but the south coast outfit are in real danger of losing their top flight status this term as they currently lie two points from safety with just eight league games remaining.
However, he scored his first goal for the club in their 2-0 win against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium last weekend, which saw them set up a FA Cup semi-final tie with Chelsea at Wembley next month.
Speaking to A Bola, via Sport Witness, the Portugal international said: “After the Confederations Cup, me and Van Dijk were negotiating our exit, but with the Southampton sale process it was established that no exits would be allowed.
“I’m a loyal player. I want a dream team, but if it’s not a dream I don’t know if I’ll consider the Southampton exit.”
Speaking about the Champions League, he added: “I played for Sporting, I know the responsibility, I know how I enjoyed these games and the fact that we hear that song, I have that goal.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino may well be looking to add to his squad this summer in order to ensure they are Premier League title contenders next season and can try and advance further than the last 16 of the Champions League, and Cedric should be one of the players on his radar.
Here are three reasons Spurs must sign the 26-year-old Southampton man this summer…