According to the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are plotting a summer transfer swoop on Ajax for forward Anwar El Ghazi. Reportedly, Mauricio Pochettino is a big admirer of the winger and has had his scouts tracking the 20-year-old all season and could sanction a move for the player once Champions League football has been secured. El Ghazi has been heavily linked with Chelsea and Liverpool, while Serie A giants AC Milan also express interest in him. The tricky dribbler has been a consistent figure in Frank de Boer’s side for two seasons now, having made 36 Eredivisie appearances so far this term and the Dutch club value El Ghazi at £12million.
Standing at 1.88 metres, El Ghazi is definitely an aerial threat, winning 27 headed duels this season, something that could be very useful at Premier League. He is a good crosser of the ball, often delivering low driven crosses into the box, earning him two assists so far this season with such deliveries and a total exceeding 330 successful passes overall. Also due to his pace, technique and scoring (11 goals this season) could ideally fit in Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 fast paced and offensive-minded style.
Spurs will have an advantage to sign El Ghazi, as none of interested sides AC Milan, Liverpool and Chelsea can offer him a Champions League football. While Poch needs to add some depth in his squad to battle for more titles next season and the Dutch international could be an excellent addition.