Chelsea midfielder Mo Salah has been linked with an unlikely move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Salah linked up with the Blues after very nearly joining Liverpool but has failed to get above the likes of Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Willian in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham’s apparent interest is intriguing because they have cover in wide areas, which questions the logic behind any approach commissioned by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
We’ve looked at the rumour and produced three key questions as well as some reaction from Spurs fans.
Do Spurs need him?
In short, not really.
Aaron Lennon is the primary winger down the right hand side and Spurs have different options on the left in the form of Andros Townsend and Nacer Chadli.
Christian Eriksen has also been used in a wide role and Erik Lamela has been effective off of both wings this season.
Why should Spurs take him?
Why should Spurs sign a player who has proven to be ineffective at Chelsea in terms of breaking into the first team.
He offers value as a squad option to Pochettino’s team but there’s nothing to suggest the boss would make him Tottenham’s primary winger.
Is he worth the cash?
£13 million seems like a big fee for a player not really playing at Chelsea. The value of the deal would be questioned when considering Liverpool managed to sign Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for the same amount.
It may be better for Spurs to keep that cash and try to address a more pressing area of the squad this winter such as adding another forward up front.
Here’s what Tottenham fans think of the link.
Jay Rod, Salah and Bony would be a class january transfer window #thfc— Harry Russell (@Harry_Russell22) September 24, 2014