French source Le10 Sport has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have taken one step closer to signing Argentine attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi from Paris Saint-Germain.
They claim that PSG are open to letting him leave and he’d be a great signing for Spurs both on and off the pitch.
He represents someone with ample experience playing off of another striker, which would allow Harry Kane to continue playing through the middle of Tottenham’s attack.
He also represents someone who would be superb in terms of encouraging and challenging Kane to become a better player in terms of direct competition and the experience he boasts.
One thing that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for in any potential signing this summer is the ability for that player to make the options he already has stronger and more complete.
However, while Lavezzi may be a great potential signing for the club, there is a problem and it comes in the form of Tottenham’s number one, Hugo Lloris.
The Daily Telegraph reported last month that PSG were interested in the Frenchman and the Frenchman could make him a stipulation in any deal for their experienced forward.
That puts Tottenham and Pochettino under pressure because Lloris is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and one of the best leaders in the side.
Pochettino can develop his attacking options, but it makes little sense to do so if it means losing one of the key players in the squad who would be very difficult for him to replace.
The sensible thing for Tottenham if reports of their interest are accurate is to try and work on a straight cash deal and with Lavezzi set to turn 30 before the end of the season, that shouldn’t be too difficult.