The Daily Telegraph has reported that Tottenham Hotspur have had an enquiry for Everton star Kevin Mirallas knocked back.
Spurs are thought to have approached the Merseyside club over the possibility of signing the Belgian this month, with the Telegraph’s report claiming that any bid over the next couple of weeks would be rejected.
Regardless of the apparent setback for Spurs, there are plenty of reasons as to why they should try to sign Mirallas regardless.
Firstly, and perhaps the most obvious, is he takes care of a problematic position at left midfield.
According to whoscored.com, Mirallas has made more appearances for Everton off of the left hand side than in any other position this season.
That gives Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino the option of using natural width and Mirallas would be good enough to form a reliable relationship with one of Danny Rose or Ben Davies.
Furthermore, Mirallas also has experience of playing in other positions and that gives Pochettino options in terms of cover.
He’s effective down the right hand side and can also play centrally, at the top of the midfield in behind the main striker.
That’s significant considering how Christian Eriksen has just showed off how important he is for Spurs in the number ten role against Sunderland.
The Telegraph’s report suggests Spurs could now look further afield if they’re not going to get their hands on the Belgian.
However, he offers something that few foreign imports can; Premier League experience.
Mirallas has been playing in England for several years and know the division well, which destroys the notion that it would take time for him to settle in because he’s already been playing for a well-established and big club.
The only possible setbacks are the cost it would take to get him to White Hart Lane if Spurs chose to ignore Everton’s message and the fact he’s cup tied in relation to the Europa League.
Otherwise, he seems to be the perfect potential signing for Spurs.