After another sensational performance, Tottenham must go all in and offer for £40m Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Luton Town and Leicester City at Kenilworth Road on July 26, 2017 in Luton, England.

Tottenham should go all in for Riyad Mahrez.

 

Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of a dream start to life at Wembley fell flat at the weekend as Chelsea beat them 2-1.

Spurs struggled to break down Chelsea's resolute defence - potentially paying the price for failing to invest in signing any attacking players this transfer window.

Meanwhile a day earlier one player who has been linked with a move to Spurs, Riyad Mahrez, produced a stirring display to help Leicester see off Brighton.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Mahrez has been linked with a move to Tottenham this summer, with The Express reporting they are keeping a close eye on the situation.

His weekend display showed Spurs should waste no more time, and sign the dynamic Algerian who inspired Leicester to win the 2015/16 Premier League title.

Mahrez provided two assists in the 2-0 victory while completing 88 per cent of his passes.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

He would not come cheap, with Roma failing with a recent £32 million bid to sign him, SkySports report.

Mahrez would be a terrific signing for Spurs. He is proven in the Premier League, has the ability to unlock tight defences, and also has Champions League experience.

Most of all he is displaying a positive attitude despite transfer links, unlike rebels Virgil van Dijk and Ousmane Dembele, who have thrown sulks in order to try and force moves.

It would be a big investment for Spurs, but one they should consider making - it could mean the difference between winning the league and falling short.

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