Reported Tottenham hunt for Euro giants attacker sees fan favourite set for summer exit
Tottenham fans might not have had a huge number of new signings to celebrate in recent years, but those that have arrived have more often then not exceeded expectations.
However, their reported summer pursuits could see any semblance of a smile wiped off the supporters faces when they realise what it might means for those already at the club.
The Lilywhites have been linked with a move for Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez by Spanish outlet Diario Gol, and while it might look like an exciting swoop on the surface, his arrival could be the end of a favourite in north London.
Vazquez is naturally a right winger, and if brought into the Spurs set up would be battling against the likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and January arrival Lucas Moura for a role in the first team.
Six attackers who can operate in a similar role is too many, so one can be expected to go, but that begs the question, who does Mauricio Pochettino ship out?
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Well, Lucas is going nowhere six months after signing, so Vazquez will not be replacing him, and Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are utilised in a more central role, so they can also be ruled out.
That leaves Son and Lamela, and while the Argentine is a favourite of both Pochettino and the Tottenham faithful, Son has proven himself as a Premier League star, working as both a winger and a centre forward and chipping in with bags full of goals and assists.
As such it is the 26-year-old winger who looks set for the exit if Vazquez were to arrive, something supporters may not take too kindly to, but seeing as he has been used as a substitute for the majority of the campaign, with just seven starts from his 24 appearances this season, he seems the most expendable.
In other Tottenham news, one star man is set to be left on the sidelines for the rest of the season by Mauricio Pochettino.