Tottenham Hotspur supporters should be worried by the latest name to be linked with the club in January, though he’s seemingly been a long-term target for several seasons…
According to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, the north London outfit are the front-runners to sign Leicester City outcast Demarai Gray as the 24-year-old is set to be left go for free in the summer.
It’s claimed that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho sees the English winger as potentially having the same sort of impact as that of Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura in the squad.
Earlier this summer, Football Insider reported that the Portuguese boss enquired over his services whilst also suggesting that Spurs bid for him in 2017 prior to signing a long-term extension in the Midlands.
You can’t help but feel that another winger is the least of Spurs’ concerns right now. If there is any position on the pitch that they are blessed with options, then it is certainly out wide.
As Konur states, Gray could well be a replacement for either Lamela or Moura though what of the impact to Steven Bergwijn, who has failed to impress much this season.
The Dutch international has failed to score or assist in the Premier League whilst only providing one assist in the Europa League group stages. He was one of the four players dragged off at half-time by Mourinho against Royal Antwerp in October too.
But it’s not as if Gray is better than any of the Spurs players already mentioned. He has struggled big-time at the King Power Stadium, delivering only 13 goals and 17 assists in 168 appearances for the Foxes, per Transfermarkt.
Whilst teammate Christian Fuchs believes Gray’s failure to deliver on his potential is down to “a lack of confidence” despite always looking “unbelievable” in training, as per an interview with Goal.
The likes of chief scout Steven Hitchen and Mourinho may be a fan of Gray’s but chairman Daniel Levy must avoid him at all costs – he’s no better than what they’ve got nor do they need anymore attacking additions.
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