According to a report in the Mirror on Friday, Tottenham Hotspur have turned their attentions to Chelsea star Victor Moses as they seek attacking additions this summer.
The Nigeria international has failed to live up to his hype at Chelsea and experienced a rather disappointing loan spell at Liverpool during the 2013-14 Premier League campaign.
However, last season he rediscovered his top form while at Stoke City and his impressive performances have presumably caught the eye of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The North Londoners are keen to bolster their attacking ranks this summer and have been linked with a number of names, including Monaco’s Anthony Martial as per a report in France Football.
Moses is a name which is less likely to excite the White Hart Lane supporters, and news of Spurs’ alleged interest in Moses may have caused quite a few to start questioning their manager’s judgement.
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However, the former Crystal Palace winger does have his virtues and as per the table provided by Opta Stats, he clearly outperforms a Spurs first-teamer in a number of key categories.
Nacer Chadli had by all accounts a solid campaign in North London last season, yet Moses outclassed him by averaging more shots, chances created via key passes and free-kicks won per match.
Moreover, the 24-year-old is evidently a good ball-carrier, his average of 3.32 successful take-ons per match was far more than Tottenham’s highest average of 1.7 recorded by Erik Lamela.
Moses is also portrayed as quite a lazy winger, yet his average of 5.21 ball recoveries per match states otherwise and is a figure better than any of Spurs’ current attacking players.
Statistically speaking, the Blues star is exactly the sort of player Pochettino needs at White Hart Lane and given his relatively young age, he has plenty of potential to prove himself a real bargain.