COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham would move up another level if they managed to capture Juventus’ on-loan winger Kingsley Coman.
The north London club are currently second in the Premier League, while also competing in the Champions League and the signing of the France international would take them up to Barcelona and Real Madrid’s level.
The 20-year-old has spent the last year at Bayern Munich on loan in a two-year loan deal, which has an £18.5million option to buy clause in the contract.
The speed merchant has made five appearances for the European giants in the new campaign, but has so far remained goalless.
This has resulted in reports citing German publication Bild that current Bayern boss Carlo Ancelloti is unconvinced by the attacker and may pass up the opportunity of signing him permanently.
This has put Coman’s future into serious doubt and he may also not be keen on a return to Serie A, bringing the perfect opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to swoop in.
Spurs’ promising start to the season, which has seen them remain as the only unbeaten side after seven fixtures, has made them possible candidates for the league title.
Coman has already won four league titles at his young age with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern respectively and Pochettino, who has an excellent record of developing youngsters, could help nurture the 11-time capped France international into one of the world’s best.
The winger would also add an extra dimension to Spurs’ attack if he was to complete a move to White Hart Lane.
The Argentine boss likes playing a 4-2-3-1 formation and currently in the forward positions Tottenham’s only attacker player with pace and the ability to carry the ball is South Korea international Son Heung-min, who is now proving his worth in the line-up.
Coman’s playing style would compliment the technical ability of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela in the Spurs side and Pochettino should look to add the speed merchant to his side, who’s very similar to Gareth Bale.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Oliver Burke has revealed he snubbed Spurs and other leading Premier League clubs because he was worried about how much he would play.