Tottenham target Thauvin is the perfect Lamela upgrade

Tottenham are looking to add more firepower to their attack this summer, and the latest reports suggest they are eyeing up a swoop for Florian Thauvin.

What’s the story?

According to French outlet RMC Sport, Tottenham are one of three clubs eyeing Marseille winger Florian Thauvin.

Spurs will face competition from Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to build a squad capable of challenging on multiple fronts.

The report from RMC says Thauvin, who flopped in the Premier League after his 2015 transfer to Newcastle, is happy to stay at Marseille.

Still, could the prospect of redeeming himself in the Premier League in a similar manner to Mohamed Salah tempt him into a move?

Terrific Thauvin for Tottenham?

There’s no doubt about it, Thauvin was a complete failure in the Premier League with Newcastle. However, the Frenchman joined a struggling Newcastle side headed by Steve McClaren, quite a stark contrast to joining Mauricio Pochettino’s swashbuckling young Spurs team.

As Salah has proved at Liverpool this season, the same player can yield completely different results in a different team and system, and Thauvin could be the perfect upgrade on Erik Lamela.

Lamela grabbed a brace in the final day win against Leicester, but the Argentine is not the type of player that’s going to help challenge for silverware, and has been talked about as a player who could leave.

Thauvin on the other hand has been nothing short of sensational since his return to France, grabbing a remarkable 37 goals and 20 assists in 73 Ligue 1 games over the last two seasons.

The 25 year-old, who has been included in France’s World Cup squad above the likes of Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial, has some incredible statistics in Ligue 1 this season, averaging 3.7 shots, 3.4 dribbles and 2.2 key passes per game.

Thauvin is a fantastic dribbler, has a far better eye for a pass than most wingers, and his clinical finishing has grabbed him 25 goals in all competitions this season.

The left footed wing wizard, who was instrumental in Marseille’s run to the Europa League final, is younger and less injury prone than the heavily linked Gareth Bale, and would cost half the price.

So, Tottenham fans, would Thauvin be a good addition this summer? Let us know by voting in the poll below…