As was there for all to see against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur have a wealth of attacking options.
The likes of Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are backed up by Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Dele Alli and Carlos Vinicius just to name a few, so Jose Mourinho has plenty of weapons from which to choose.
Indeed, they claim Spurs had offered Birmingham City youngster Rico Browne a verbal contract following a successful trial with the club last month but no written offer has been forthcoming.
As a result, London rivals West Ham United are understood to have stolen a march and are now in pole position to sign the 17-year-old this summer.
GIVEMESPORT's Jonathan Gorrie says...
Clearly, it would be too much to suggest this is an absolute nightmare for Spurs considering Browne given he is yet to make a first-team appearance but, the fact is, this a teenager potentially available cheaply who is of interest to two Premier League clubs.
That would indicate a certain level of talent and Spurs were keen enough to offer him a verbal deal, so it's fairly easy to suggest they were impressed with his ability on trial.
With that in mind, it has to be considered a blow, even if the effects of it may not be felt for a long time.
Having built a reputation as a club who develop talents and take them to the upper echelons of the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino, to not even follow up on the first offer does hint at a change in tact these days.
Whether that comes back to bite them remains to be seen.News Now - Sport News