Tottenham were linked with a variety of players over the summer as Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici attempted to improve the first-team squad for Nuno Espirito Santo.
One of the rumours to emerge linked Spurs with a player who used to play for the club as a teenager in PSV Eindhoven’s Noni Madueke, an English forward who is making waves in Holland.
Still just 19 years-old, the prospect spent time at Crystal Palace and Spurs as a youngster before making the switch to PSV in 2018, and he’s now being touted for a move back to the Premier League in January, with Spurs told he would command a £20million fee this summer.
Tipped for moves to Spurs, Wolves and Leicester City, Madueke has showcased his valuable skill set over the past year in the Dutch Eredivisie, having also attracted attention from Borussia Dortmund.
The German outfit debated replacing Jadon Sancho with Madueke as the pair could be regarded as vaguely similar on the field, but they eventually opted for his older teammate instead, Donyell Malen.
Madueke is left-footed and seems to prefer the right flank, meaning he’s inclined to cut inside onto his favoured foot before finding the back of the net. Left-footed players aren’t as widely available, which is yet another reason as to why Spurs could be interested in him.
He bagged seven times in around 967 league minutes on the pitch last year, while also registering four assists, and he’s already managed to score twice for PSV this season.
Madueke is quick across the ground, unpredictable and given that he’s homegrown, he could prove to be extremely valuable to English clubs, especially considering the transfer market impact of Brexit.
It is very early to be suggesting that Madueke will become a star but already, he is looking like the type of player who could be worth a lot in the coming years, and Spurs would be justified in exploring a January move.
Source by Football London