Three reasons why Tottenham should sign this Dortmund wonderkid (not Dembele)
COMMENT By Matt Bullin
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should make Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic his number one transfer target this summer.
Reports say the 18-year-old has been watched by Tottenham’s head scout as Spurs prepare for a summer window swoop.
Despite initially breaking into the team last season as a 17-year-old, the young American is enjoying his first full season in Dortmund’s senior squad.
Already a 11-time USA international – this season he has provided 10 assists and scored five goals in his 36 league and cup appearances.
Liverpool are also said to be interested in acquiring his services, but here are three reasons why Tottenham should sign him.
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Pochettino’s young guns
Pochettino has built a high quality side with a backbone of young talent. Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Son Heung-min and Vincent Janssen are all under the age of 25 – so Pulisic would fit nicely into the youthful dressing room. Also he would be developed by Pochettino and given every chance to succeed in the first team – as we have seen this season with Harry Winks.
He fits the system
Pulisic has been played mainly on the right wing this term by Thomas Tuchel, but he has also featured on the left wing, in behind the striker and even as a right wing-back. The American international is adaptable and he can easily slot into one of the midfield roles in-behind Kane or even play the right wing-back role. If Spurs are to challenge for the league again and be successful in Europe they need squad depth and players who can play in a number of positions – Pulisic fits the bill.
He is a long term option
Pulisic is just 18-years-old and has already become a dependable player for Dortmund – one of Europe’s elite sides. So he clearly has quality, but also huge potential. If Tottenham can secure his signature this season they will be signing someone who can go straight into their first team, as well as someone who has the potential to develop into one of the best players in Europe.
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