Should Tottenham move for Wanyama or Schneiderlin?

Arsenal v Southampton 2012 Pregame with Schneiderlin

The North London side has appointed Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, with plenty of Southampton players linked as a result.

Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment at Tottenham is one of widespread applause, with the Argentinian seen as an ideal fit for the North London club.

As with any new appointment, the coach is being linked with raiding his former club for signings.

Although the White Hart Lane faithful would love the likes of Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw to follow Pochettino to the club, there are a number of more realistic targets.

Both Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama have been mentioned in different sources as potential players that Spurs could look at it this summer.

Just how much truth are in the reports remain to be seen, but given a choice which of these two central midfielders would suit Spurs better?

Looking at the current squad, central midfield is not a position in which Tottenham lack players.

Paulinho, Sandro, Nabil Bentaleb, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Mousa Dembele, Etienne Capoue and others have all featured in the heart of the side over the last 12 months.

Depending on formation, should a new central midfielder be added, there is scope for at least one departure.

Wanyama impressed in his debut campaign on the south coast, despite having his fair share of injury concerns.

The physically tough and hard-working Kenyan acted as an enforcer in front of the Saint’s back four last term and was rarely gotten the better of – even against the division’s best teams.

If Wanyama was to join Spurs, it certainly would add energy, urgency and power to the side.

However, his profile is very similar to that of Sandro. There appears to be room for only one or the other in the squad.

Schneiderlin also had another excellent season for the Saints, but also suffered from injury concerns over the course of the campaign.

More than willing to put his foot in, the Frenchman may not be as abrasive as Wanyama but is certainly competitive.

Where he outshines the African though is in his ability with the ball at his feet.

An impressive array of passing, an inclination to get box-to-box and poise in possession suggest that he would be an ideal acquisition for Spurs.

On the brink of a France squad that feature some incredible central midfielders, Schneiderlin is a player that seems destined for the higher echelons of the game.

Wanyama would be a good signing in what he offers, but, like Sandro, is somewhat limited.

Schneiderlin on the other hand is a more accomplished player and would certainly add real quality to the Tottenham squad.

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