Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Richarlison, and Yves Bissouma have all arrived on permanent deals to bolster Antonio Conte’s squad.
After raiding Everton to sign their Brazilian striker, it was recently reported that negotiations are ongoing over a potential swoop for his former teammate Anthony Gordon.
Paratici must now sign him in the coming weeks as the young winger can form half of the club’s next dynamic duo at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
What do you think of when you hear the term ‘dynamic duo’? The general population may instantly tilt towards Batman and Robin but those of a Spurs persuasion will be immediately drawn to Tottenham’s attacking partnership.
Both of them will be in their 30s next year and the club may start looking to the future and wondering who will be able to replace them.
Well, Spurs already have their young caped crusader to take over from Kane in Dane Scarlett and they can now land the “boy wonder” – as he was dubbed by former Everton striker Victor Anichebe – to take Son’s spot in a deal for Gordon.
Scarlett has scored 23 goals in 23 games for Spurs at U18 level and scored seven goals in eight matches for England’s U19s. He has also made ten appearances for the first team before the age of 19, which shows that the club believe in the potential that his phenomenal youth team form suggests he has.
Gordon, meanwhile, produced 16 goals and five assists in 31 U18 matches for the Toffees and has scored three goals in four games for England’s U21s. The £2.5k-per-week gem has also played a whopping 60 games for Everton’s senior team and produced 12 (four goals and eight assists) direct goal contributions to date, taking his overall tally to 28.
These statistics show that the 21-year-old has big potential, much like Tottenham’s 18-year-old centre-forward, and can develop into a top player for the club in the future.
That is why Paratici must secure a deal for the English winger to pair him with Scarlett. The young duo can then, hopefully, improve in the coming years with a view to eventually taking over from Kane and Son at some point.