Transfer Bin: 'The Beast' linked with switch from Spurs to Chelsea

Tottenham midfielder Sandro has been linked with an unlikely move to Chelsea.

The latest publication to feature in the HITC Transfer Bin series is the Metro, with the suggestion of a possible move to Chelsea for Tottenham Hotspur star Sandro.

‘The Beast’ was quite public with his feelings when Tim Sherwood was the club’s head coach and made no attempt to hide his concerns over his playing position in the side.

That seems to have created the idea that he could leave the club this summer but the rumours of Chelsea’s interest are flawed for a number of reasons.

Firstly, should the Blues buy him, there’s no guarantee that he’ll start and that’s likely to put him off of a move to Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho commissioned a big money deal for Nemanja Matic to return to the Bridge last season, with the giant of a midfielder becoming his main man in front of the back four.

Matic will be the starting holding player in the Premier League and Champions League next season.

Should Sandro take up any chance to leave Spurs, he’s likely to want to go to a club where he’s going to start games regularly or his comments about not playing under Sherwood will looked flawed and silly.

The second major thing this rumour has working against it is Tottenham’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino is one of the most talented coaches in the Premier League which is why Tottenham decided to offer him a deal to leave Southampton.

The Argentine can’t make assumptions and decisions about his squad until he’s seen them all together and is working with them on a daily basis.

A good mirror example is how David Moyes started at Manchester United, reluctant to sell players before he’d had a chance to work with them.

Hopefully for Tottenham Pochettino will be able to hang onto his job and build successfully at the club over the next couple of years.

The Beast is also extremely popular with fans and Pochettino should be wary of making major squad and transfer decisions, which could alienate the supporters who are the people he needs backing from in his immediate career.

Rubbish Rating: It would be extremely surprising if it happened considering the strength Mourinho currently has in Sandro’s position.

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