COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Tottenham should seriously consider a move for Leicester ace Riyad Mahrez in the summer transfer window.
Betting company Ladbrokes have valued Spurs at 4-1 to be the next club the 26-year-old plays for, with Liverpool rated the 5-2 favourites.
Mauricio Pochettino should go all out to sign the right winger as he could help take the north London club to the next level.
Mahrez was linked with a move to Barcelona or Arsenal last summer after playing an integral role in Leicester’s shock Premier League title triumph, but he stayed loyal to the Foxes and stayed for another season at the King Power Stadium.
The Algeria international has been unable to hit the heights he showed when he won the PFA Player of the Year in the 2015/16 season, but there is no doubting the quality that he possesses.
Spurs are pushing Chelsea for the league title this season and look like they will fall just short, with a four-point cushion to make up with just four games remaining.
However, Pochettino is on the brink of achieving something really special at White Hart Lane and a quality wide player looks like being the missing ingredient.
They already have a strong core running through their side with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Harry Kane just some of the stars to perform this year.
Mahrez would be the perfect addition to their line-up and it’s easy to imagine him thriving in a dominant Spurs team.
The right winger is blessed with phenomenal trickery and also has a brilliant eye for goal.
He has scored nine goals and supplied seven so far this campaign, despite playing in a Leicester side that have struggled to click through.
His form in the previous year is an even bigger indication of his quality, scoring 18 goals and supplying 10 assists across all competitions.
Spurs genuinely could go on to dominate the league next season if they get their summer recruitment right as they have challenged for the last two years.
Signing Mahrez would lay down a huge marker to their rivals and Pochettino should be nagging Chairman Daniel Levy to splash the cash on the playmaker.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Danny Murphy has delivered his verdict on the Kyle Walker saga.