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Tottenham Hotspur Express Interest In Serie A Midfielder: A Wise Option For Mourinho?

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

According to Tuttosport, as cited by Sport Witness, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the services of Sasa Lukic. The Torino midfielder is being monitored by the Premier League giants for quite some time now, and a summer move to north London could be on the horizon. The Italians, though, are reluctant to offload their star players, with Spurs being forced to wait until the summer to initiate any talks.

Who Is Sasa Lukic?

Sasa Lukic was part of the Torino side since 2016 when he joined the club from Partizan.  He initially had a slow start to this career in Italy, notably spending the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Levante. However, the Serbian enjoyed a decent campaign in the following campaign, and eventually become an ever-present figure in the Torino midfield.

A central midfielder by trade, Lukic can be labelled as someone who is “jack of all trades but master at none”, as the 24-year-old does indeed specialise in offering the work-ethic in the middle of the park. As such, he is always willing to pressure the opposition ball-carriers, having averaged an impressive 2.2 attempted tackles per game this season.

Lukic is quite versatile as well, as the midfielder can operate as a number ten if needed. It indicates his desire to attack the opposition while the Torino star is even capable of threading useful forward passes. It makes him quite a useful asset at his current club.

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Should Tottenham Sign Lukic?

Sasa Lukic’s style of play does resemble Pierre-Emile Hojberg to a certain extent, although the Dane is indeed much more physical and competent in the second line of press.

Nonetheless, Lukic’s aggression, tenacity and tendency to move forward with the ball makes him a tailor-made fit for Jose Mourinho’s tactical setup. The Serbian would definitely be a more compatible option when compared to Harry Winks or Moussa Sissoko, ultimately strengthening the overall depth of the Spurs midfield.

While the 24-year-old certainly isn’t as eye-catching as Tanguy Ndombele, his addition to the side gives Tottenham a cut-price reinforcement option in the middle of the park. It should also allow Mourinho to offload at least one of his fringe midfielders, thus making Lukic quite a viable option for the north London giants this summer.

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