Tottenham Hotspur will likely undergo a massive squad overhaul in the upcoming January transfer window. The Lilywhites have endured a difficult start to the campaign, and manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to address a lot of problems when the transfer window reopens.
Signing a backup for Harry Kane could be a step in the right direction, and that’s where, we think, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Goncalo Paciencia could be an ideal choice.
Paciencia’s rapid rise to prominence
Paciencia initially joined Eintracht Frankfurt last summer, in a €3 million move from FC Porto. He was more of an outcast at his previous club, and a difficult start to his career in the Bundesliga made it seem like a bad investment for Eintracht.
However, the Portuguese international has managed to take advantage of the departures of players like Sebastien Haller and Luka Jovic, becoming their primary forward. He has, in fact, already netted six goals in eleven Bundesliga matches. As a result, the Eagles are still in mid-table despite showing poor form so far this campaign.
Paciencia has built a solid offensive partnership with new signings Bas Dost and Andre Silva. The trio has scored more than 50% of Eintracht’s goals this season. He was recently rewarded for his performances in the Bundesliga with a maiden call-up to the Portuguese national team. He even scored a goal against Lithuania in his debut.
Why Paciencia could be an ideal signing for Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur are in dire need of someone who can provide backup for Kane. The talismanic striker was injured during the second half of last season, causing Pochettino numerous problems. The Argentine even had to utilise Lucas Moura in a central role and had it not been for Son Heung-Min stepping up, they would have endured a difficult end to the campaign.
Paciencia, in that regard, could solve this problem. As iterated earlier, the Portuguese international has made quite an impact in the Bundesliga and should be an excellent alternative for Kane.
Boasting a 184cm figure, Paciencia is primarily known for his work-rate. Much like Robert Lewandowski, the striker has poaching qualities but can also drop deep and take part in the build-up play. It is what makes him such a sought-after forward in the Bundesliga and something that will surely help him integrate to Pochettino’s tactics.
Moreover, the ex-FC Porto star has the physicality and aggression needed to thrive in the Premier League. And at the age of 25, he could be a smart long-term investment for the Lilywhites.
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