With Arsenal reportedly set to hold talks with Chelsea’s Charly Musonda, should North London rivals Spurs look to hijack the deal?

With Foot Mercato reporting that Chelsea winger Charly Musonda is set to hold talks with London rivals Arsenal, should Spurs attempt to hijack a potential move for the winger?

The 21-year-old is reportedly unsettled at Chelsea and frustrated with his lack of game time, having only played 26 minutes of league football this season for the reigning champions, on top of two appearances in the Carabao Cup, and is considering a move away from Stamford Bridge to secure first-team football.

With Arsenal set to make a formal offer for the Belgian, Mauricio Pochettino could look to hijack the move and bring him to Spurs.

Whilst Musonda would undoubtedly be a valuable asset for Spurs, it’s hard to see where the former Real Betis loanee would fit into the system at Spurs, with Georges-Kevin Nkoudou also waiting in the wings for a wide spot.

Mauricio Pochettino originally started the season with a 3-4-3 system, in which Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen flanked Harry Kane up top, but has of late moved to a 3-5-1-1/5-3-1-1 system, with no wingers and Eriksen dropping into a deeper central role.

This has meant limited opportunities for winger-cum-striker Son Heung-min as well, who has found himself on the sidelines at times. Bearing that in mind it’s hard to see Musonda getting his desired game-time at Spurs this season.

Musonda would certainly be a brilliant addition to the squad and give Mauricio Pochettino an extra layer of tactical flexibility, however, with Musonda’s demands and the Alexis Sanchez saga drawing on at Arsenal, The Emirates would seemingly be the best destination for the Belgian.

 

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