Tim Sherwood: Arsenal-linked Tyrone Mings can make instant Premier League impact

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood rates Arsenal-linked Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings very highly.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has named four Championship players who can make an instant impact in the Premier League.

A number of clubs in the English top flight are looking for players to sign this month, and Sherwood thinks that he can help them in finding the right talent.

In his column for The Independent, the 45-year-old mentioned four players who he thinks are perfect for clubs who are struggling for survival in the Premier League.

“I have mentioned Ipswich Town’s Teddy Bishop in this column before and it looks like Arsenal are interested in him and his team-mate Tyrone Mings,” wrote the Englishman.

“Why could Callum Wilson at Bournemouth not have the same impact that Danny Ings and Charlie Austin had in their first Premier League seasons?

Andre Gray at Brentford is another one who could possibly make the step up to the top flight. There are plenty others besides, many of whom I have recommended to managers who I have bumped into on my travels around the grounds.”

The players mentioned by Sherwood are all doing well in the Championship, but one name stands out more than others.

Tyrone Mings has been linked with a move to North London outfit Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old defender is rated as one of the best in the Championship, having moved to Ipswich Town in 2012.

Mings is a versatile player who can play both as a left-back and a centre-back, and like Sherwood, many football followers believe that he is ready for the Premier League.

However, with Ipswich in the running for automatic promotion from the Championship, it may not be easy for Arsenal or any other interested club to prise away the youngster this month.

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