Tottenham should fight Bundesliga side for 24 assist left-winger who defeated them

FC Basel

The exciting Swiss winger who helped eliminate Tottenham in the Europa League could be on the move.

With the games at this stage of the season arriving quicker than Usain Bolt, the Europa League quarter-finals feel like a lifetime away already.

And if Tottenham supporters have chosen to erase them from their minds, we can't blame them, for their penalty shoot-out defeat will be a painful memory.

Basel were the team who eliminated them, confirming their promise as one of Europe's most underrated sides, having knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League a year prior.

The game against Chelsea was a match too far for the Swiss, but the quality of their players has not gone unnoticed.

Just like Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka made moves last summer to the Bundesliga, Basel may be about to be raided once again.

The player concerned if Valentin Stocker, the left-winger who scored a crucial away goal against Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the 2-2 draw.

Stocker went onto provide two assists, one in each game, in the semi-finals against Chelsea, as he continued his good form.

The German press are now reporting that Stocker is a summer target for Borussia Moenchengladbach, the club which signed Xhaka from Basel last summer.

Yet if Tottenham are serious about looking at back-up options for Gareth Bale, Stocker would be a wise and affordable option to consider.

With Bale frequently drifting into the centre and seeking license to roam, Stocker would give him greater freedom, as well as presenting Spurs with a dangerman who can be a threat even when the Welshman is injured or unavailable.

Stocker at 24-years-old would likely be available for under £10 million, far cheaper than Real Sociedad's much-hyped Frenchman, Antoine Griezmann who has previously been linked.

He has terrific quality, providing four assists in one game earlier this season in a 4-0 win over Grasshoppers.

This season Stocker has a superb 24 assists in total this season, with nine goals of his own.

A full Swiss international with a contract until 2016, there is no doubt Spurs would be adding depth and quality to their squad, who has already proved he can perform against Premier League sides.

He could just be the bargain of the summer if they go for him.

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