Three reasons why Spurs should hijack Liverpool reported move for 23-year-old PL ace
COMMENT By Matt Bullin
Mauricio Pochettino should do everything in his power to hijack Liverpool’s reported move for Hull left-back Andrew Robertson.
The Mirror claims the Reds have already completed the deal and it will be announced when the summer transfer window opens on July 1, but Spurs should attempt to hijack the deal.
Robertson has been one of the shining lights in the Tigers’ campaign this term, making 38 appearances in all competitions, here are three reasons why Tottenham should sign him.
Danny Rose has been linked with a move away from the north London club and should it materialise Robertson is a perfect replacement for him. Ben Davies has filled in admirably, but he has been left wanting defensively and in attack during his run in the team. Robertson is arguably a better attacking option than Davies, and he could play the wing-back role well. The 23-year-old has made more than 50 Premier League appearances for a struggling Hull, so at Spurs he could move to the next level and truly shine.
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Robertson enters the final year of his contract at Hull this summer, so providing they do not get into a bidding war with Liverpool – he will be a cheap option. Spurs will be on the look out for players who will improve the squad, and who will not bust their tight wage structure. Robertson will not be on astronomical wages at Hull, and Daniel Levy should easily be able to cover the transfer fee, should it be a cut-price deal. Another positive of the 23-year-old’s small fee, is that it will leave funds open for further additions to the squad.
Left sided delivery
Kieron Trippier and Kyle Walker provide excellent width on the right, but Davies simply does not do the same on the left, and with Rose potentially on his way, Robertson can fix this issue. His delivery from out wide is exceptional and with Harry Kane and Dele Alli to aim at, his assist tally will only get better. It is not like the Tottenham team lacks free-kick options, but the left-back can also whip in a fine set-piece. The fact Pochettino’s system lacks out-and-out wingers can mean Spurs lack width and therefore delivery from wide areas, Robertson can provide both.
In other Tottenham news, Man United are ready to shell out £110million for this trio of stars.