It was reported by Sky Sports on 19th July that Spurs had agreed a £10.8m fee for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. This was reported on the 19th of July and since then the deal progressed at a snail’s pace, fresh reports have started emerging that the deal is dead now. Even though a new winger is not the biggest priority for Spurs, they will still be looking to make an upgrade over Nacer Chadli who is on the fringes.
Spurs should not be too disappointed that their deal for the French winger is dead. There are plenty of other options in the market and in this article, we will come up with the three best alternatives to the 21-year-old.
The Belgian playmaker burst onto the scene for quite a long time now and should now seek for a bigger challenge. Now aged 22, Praet has already made 178 appearances for Belgian giants Anderlecht and has shown what he is capable of. Primarily a number ten, the Belgian can be useful on the flanks and even as a number eight. It’s a bit surprising to see Anderlecht holding onto the highly-rated attacking midfielder for so long but that actually served the development of the player well. Praet will be a quality addition to the youthful Spurs side and can be a big success at White Hart Lane.
You can easily recognise the talent of the Morocco international from the player he has been compared to. Boufal has often been christened as the ‘Next Eden Hazard’ due to his similarity in game to the Belgian superstar. The 22-year-old is a versatile player who can be useful both as a number ten and on either flank. A technical playmaker, Boufal likes to tease defenders with his dribbling skills. Young (tick), versatile across the final third (tick), excellent set-piece taker (tick)- Boufal has everything Spurs need to bolster their squad ahead of their Champions League campaign.
The 23-year-old versatile forward suffered relegation from the Premier League last campaign and now plies his trade in the Championship. A player who can play as the focal point of attack as well as on either flank, Perez would be a wise addition to Spurs. Perez can compete will players like Eriksen, Lamela, Son and probably Chadli (if he stays) for a place on the flanks while he can also provide cover for Kane and Janssen up front if needed.