As the transfer deadline looms, Tottenham Hotspur are still intent on a further addition in the attacking third. Despite being well stocked there, Antonio Conte has pursued a couple of wingers thus far. As the Dan James deal becomes less and less likely, Spurs’ interest shifts to a different name. Portuguese international Gelson Martins, as per Lyall Thomas, is the next name in question.
Portuguese International Might be London Bound
Exclusive: #Tottenham are considering their options for new forwards with Dan James unlikely, and one of the new names under discussion is #Monaco's Gelson Martins. He's keen to come to the Premier League #THFC https://t.co/VzZLQY3VwH pic.twitter.com/07RwRYxpVh
— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) September 1, 2022
Tottenham Hotspur In For a Forward
As previously mentioned, Welshman Dan James was the subject of shock interest from Tottenham. Fulham and Everton were also pursuing the Leeds United man and the reports lean towards the former winning out, if he is to depart Elland Road. Conte isn’t hung up over this failed attempt as the club are now in for another wide-man.
Portuguese international Martins has regularly been linked with moves to England over the years and it may finally be taking place. “He’s keen to come to the Premier League” and Tottenham could be targeting Martins as a replacement for recently departed Steven Bergwijn. The Dutchman has returned to his home country to play for Ajax and whilst he was never a key man for the Lilywhites, a replacement is needed.
There is a growing contingent of players who speak a similar language- South Americans as well as those from Spain and Portugal. Sergio Reguillon, Richarlison and Cristian Romero are just a few of these names. Martins fits the same mould and that could help him to adjust to life at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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About the Portuguese International
After spending a while in his home country, Martins moved to Atletico Madrid. It didn’t really work out for him in the Spanish capital but Monaco beckoned next and the Portuguese international has found his feet again.
Tottenham are set to turn to AS Monaco winger Gelson Martins after a deal for Leeds' Daniel James seems unlikely now. (Sky Sports) pic.twitter.com/zanX6P9ZMX
— Transfer News Central (@TransferNewsCen) September 1, 2022
A winger known for his speed and tricky footwork, the thought of him coming on late in evenly balanced games and running at tired defenders is a promising proposition for those of a Tottenham persuasion. It seems unlikely that he would be a regular starter under Conte, but he could become a value squad player for the Spurs manager.