Right until the transfer window closes, Tottenham fans won’t be able to breathe easy - thanks to the uncertainty of the future of Gareth Bale.
Whilst that may be the case, Tottenham have just agreed to sign Nacer Chadli, a Belgian winger from FC Twente for £6 million, and on the back of a phenomenal season, which saw him record 18 goals and 12 assists and also catch the eye of several top European clubs, he looks a top signing for Andre Villas-Boas.
Whilst there are plenty of Tottenham fans out there, who are very skeptical about their latest acquisition, the truth is that they have nothing to worry about.
Born on August 2, 1989, Chadli shares his birthday with Italy’s Giampolo Pazzini and Brazil’s Michel Bastos and is a lot like the latter, in terms of his ability to get forward and attack at will and with pace. Whilst a lot of European clubs have been monitoring his progress, Tottenham managed to snap him up early and look like they have a star in the making.
The first and most important reason why he is invaluable to the team’s chances is the fact that, he is young, mobile and built well enough to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League. The fact that he has made a big money move early on in his career means that he is likely to stay at Tottenham and form an integral part of Andre Villas Boas’s plans for the future.
The second reason is the fact that whilst he is right footed, he plays as a left winger and that shouldn’t be overlooked. Simply because, last year, Bale had a phenomenal season, playing in the centre; now, he can continue to play there, with the addition of Chadli who is very capable of slotting in on the left side. This also means that the likes of Lewis Holtby and Gylfi Sigurdsson won’t have play out of position this time around.
The third and final reason is the fact that apart from his fantastic passing range and his innate ability to draw a foul, the fact that he has played in both the Champions League and Europa League and has the experience of playing in Europe, shouldn’t be undermined.
Mostly because, there aren’t too many like that in Tottenham and his experience should prove to be invaluable to this talented yet relatively inexperienced Spurs side, when it comes to European football.
All of this only means that Tottenham have done themselves a big favour by snapping up this talented Belgian, who is all set for great things. Whether this means that Bale moves away or not remains to be seen; but until that is clear, Tottenham fans, at least have a reason to celebrate the arrival of their latest acquisition.
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