Gabbiadini would be positive addition to Tottenham Hotspur team

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur should swoop for Southampton attacker Manolo Gabbiadini.

What’s been said?

Gabbiadini has been an impressive January signing for the Saints having provided them with a goal threat that they were missing.

The 25-year-old, who signed for the coastal club from Napoli for a reported £14m figure, has scored four goals in three Premier League starts.

He also netted both of Southampton’s goals in their EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester United at the end of February.

Wright believes that it will only be a matter of time before Gabbiadini is snapped up by another club, and the ex-Arsenal striker thinks that the Gunners’ North London rivals should go for him.

He told The Sun:

“Manolo Gabbiadini is the kind of player that Tottenham should be looking to buy. The way he takes chances and how sharp he looks… I can’t see him staying at Southampton too long if he carries on like this.”

Should Tottenham make a move?

In most cases, any striker that arrives at White Hart Lane will have to play second fiddle to Harry Kane.

From a player’s point of view, that is not hugely desirable, but it gives them an opportunity to prove themselves to the manager.

With Kane currently nursing ankle ligament damage and the length of time on the treatment table being uncertain, Tottenham could do with a proven goalscorer.

Vincent Janssen is the second in command following his summer arrival from AZ Alkmaar last summer, but he has struggled to impress.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has started the Dutchman just five times in the Premier League, and out of the five goals that he has scored in all competitions, only one of them has been from open play.

Having a player of Gabbiadini’s quality on the bench would be a lot more encouraging during Kane’s absence.