Where would Andre Green fit in at Tottenham if he signed?

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Aston Villa teenager.

According to a recent report from the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Aston Villa youngster Andre Green this summer.

The problem is, the 17-year-old is predominantly a left winger and Spurs appear to be closing in on one of those already in the form of Marseille’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.

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With the Frenchman only 21, he will be seeking a long-term future in the Tottenham first-team, so what chance Green being anything more than an impact substitute in the years ahead if he were to swap Villa Park for White Hart Lane?

There are a couple of tantalising alternatives that would see N’Koudou feature regularly but still give Green the chance to become yet another young star in North London.

Green’s versatility means he can also operate on the opposite wing or as a secondary striker if required, so if Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is ultimately successful in signing both players he could have a completely new wide duo, adding much needed pace, creativity and unpredictability to his side’s attacks.

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He could even use Green as an additional forward operating behind either Harry Kane or Vincent Janssen, or even blood him as a third out-and-out striker whose pace would be devastating if used effectively.

This is all speculation for now, but if Green and N’Koudou both arrive at Tottenham this summer it is unlikely that they will compete solely for a spot on the left of midfield.

If he remained at Villa he could feature regularly in the Championship and become a superstar at the club, such is his talent, so Green is only likely to leave for Spurs if regular first-team football is, if not guaranteed, then certainly a distinct possibility.

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