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Tottenham Hotspur Set Their Sights On This Talented Winger: Good Choice For Conte?

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In a recent report, Calciomercato mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on Rubin Kazan winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia this summer. It is understood that Spurs are ‘knocking’ on the Georgia international’s door as they look to strengthen their attack for the future.

Kvaratskhelia’s Impressive Rise In Russian Football

The 21-year-old is having a decent season in Russian football after putting in some eye-catching performances on the left side of Rubin Kazan’s attack. Kvaratskhelia has featured in 22 matches for the Russian side during this campaign, scoring two goals and picking up five assists across all fronts. However, he is yet to taste success at the highest level.

The Tiflis-born sensation has caught the eye by averaging 2.0 shots, 1.4 key passes, 0.7 key passes and 2.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Russian Premier Liga. He has even been accurate when distributing the ball in the opponent’s goal as he has made 77.2% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

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Georgia’s midfielder Khvicha Kvaratskhelia celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification football match Georgia v Spain in Tbilisi on March 28, 2021. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
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Is Kvaratskhelia A Good Choice For Tottenham Hotspur?

Kvaratskhelia can generate a yard of space for himself to get a few shots in on-target and can keep the ball moving relatively well in the opposition half. He has got the vision to cut open the opponent’s defence with a killer pass in the attacking third of the field.

The Georgia international can even chip in by scoring the odd goal from time to time. He is primarily a left-sided winger who can also operate as a wide player on the right or act as an attacking midfielder down the middle if required.

Kvaratskhelia will be a great choice for Tottenham to consider during the summer transfer period as he will bring some much-needed depth to their attack. He could serve as a decent understudy to Heung-min Son at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the coming seasons.

At 21, the Rubin Kazan talent has got a very promising future ahead of him, so Spurs boss Antonio Conte should definitely prioritise on bringing him to North London if he is confident about getting the best out of the youngster over the next few years.

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