Why Jordan Amavi is the man to help Spurs towards the top four

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If Tottenham Hotspur want to push towards the top four next season, they need to made smart signings this season. Jordan Amavi is the perfect start.

Following the sale of Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur went on an almost crazy signing spree, bringing players like Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado to the club. Not all of their signings have quite worked and it could be a more astute summer for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

One move that they could make that would definitely improve their chances of reaching the top four, would be for OGC Nice’s talented young left-back Jordan Amavi.

English clubs are constantly linked with moves for Layvin Kurzawa of Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Digne, but the 19-year-old Amavi has outperformed both this season.

Many were surprised when Nice were willing to let Timothee Kolodzieczak leave in the summer, little did we know how big an instant impact Amavi would have on the Nice defence.

Kolodzieczak, a former France under-20 international, had played over 70 games for Nice, but Amavi has replaced the 23-year-old without missing a beat.

Over the past two seasons, Amavi has played 50 games for Les Aiglons, adding to the attack by getting forward to score three times this campaign.

What sets him apart from the other two is that no one in Ligue 1 has made as many interceptions as Amavi this season. According to WhoScored, he is averaging 4.3 – giving him a total of 133.

For a full-back, he also ranks high in both tackles and clearances. Where most modern day full-backs are more concerned about pushing forward, the tall Amavi gets his defensive work done first before adding to the attack.

He was also named by French Football Weekly as one of the best young players in France.

Both Danny Rose and Ben Davies have performed fairly well for Spurs this season, but a move for Amavi – who would cost less than €8 million – would not only improve Pochettino’s defence, but he would bring a dangerous option from the left.

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