Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Terry Gibson wonders if the Premier League giants could be tempted to sign outsider Joao Felix from Atlético Madrid ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.
It’s certainly true that the £113million Portugal international possesses many of the qualities Ange Postecoglou has come to expect in a centre-forward.
In fact, it’s not hard to imagine Joao Felix playing a role almost identical to that played by Kyogo Furuhashi in two high-scoring years at Celtic with such unrivaled panache; He drops low to coordinate play and pull the strings before smashing into the box and ending chances.
Felix is no longer part of Diego Simeone’s plans at Atletico Madrid. Los Colchoneros They won’t really miss him either, judging by Monday’s 7-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano.
And while Barcelona seems the most likely – if only – As a potential target for the former Benfica prodigy, Gibson believes his old employers could do far worse than repeat the deal that took Felix to rivals Chelsea in January.
Tottenham should be tempted by Joao Felix
“He has to go somewhere! He can’t stay at Atlético! I even look now and say “Spurs”! All day long,” Gibson continues El Tel and Jon’s weekly La Liga podcast.
“They just lost Harry Kane and Richarlison isn’t playing very well. Talking about paying £50m for Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest forward)? I think, “Is that the answer for Spurs?” and Joao Felix is sitting there.”
Felix was a bright spot in the dismal second half of last season at Chelsea; Wonderful results against Manchester United and West Ham ensured that one of the game’s most naturally talented strikers resembled something akin to Samuel L. Jackson’s performance pulp Fiction Speech to a group of semi-interested GCSE acting students.
“He won’t play for Atletico,” adds Gibson. “Maybe Spurs will think, ‘Well, we’re not in this race’.” But then suddenly you might think, ‘If we made a cheeky offer or made a loan’… Chelsea got it!’
Johnson looks to be Tottenham’s most likely attacking addition at this point. According to the daily mail, Spurs will make a delayed offer for a player for whom Brentford turned down a £43million offer.
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