Tottenham Hotspur are among the teams interested in Yeremy Pino…
That’s according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who has provided an update on the situation to Caught Offside. He said:
“I’m aware of some recent Tottenham and Chelsea transfer rumours and I can say it’s normal that many clubs in England including London clubs are following Yeremi Pino.
“He’s a top talent and he’s represented by Stellar Group which is super strong in Premier League. At the moment there are no advanced talks yet, we will see in 2023; I’m not sure he’s going to leave in January unless a big proposal arrives.”
During the summer transfer window, the Yellow Submarines wanted around €50m (£43m) for his signature, despite an €80m (£69m) release clause, and that will only soar, should he feature for Spain at the World Cup.
Indeed, the 20-year-old gem was perhaps a surprise inclusion in Luis Enrique’s squad in Qatar but it’s very much deserved for his fine form and as such, this tournament could see a breakthrough on the biggest stage – just like Kylian Mbappe back in 2018.
The Paris Saint-Germain star, then aged 19, was the star in Russia with four goals as France clinched the trophy over Croatia.
The Villarreal dynamo delivered seven goals and four assists across 40 appearances last season and whilst he’s failed to continue such rich form into the new campaign, with just two direct contributions, he’s still offering more than just numbers on a sheet.
As per FBref, who liken him to energiser bunny Conor Gallagher of Chelsea, the £50k-per-week gem ranks in a league of his own, when compared to his positional peers across Europe’s elite divisions – he sits in the top 1% for non-penalty goals, the top 3% for progressive passes received and the top 12% for successful dribbles.
This would suggest that he’s a dynamic and dangerous threat in the final third and that’s exactly what Spain are lacking with no real centre-forward monster within the squad.
If given the opportunity to start matches, Pino could really make a name for himself, especially with games against Germany and Japan on the horizon and if he manages to do so, then he could certainly emulate Mbappe’s rise at such a young age.