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Dembele situation should prompt Tottenham to monitor RB Salzburg starlet Haidara

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Dembele situation should prompt Tottenham to monitor RB Salzburg starlet Haidara

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should keep his eye on RB Salzburg star Amadou Haidara, whose reputation is growing fast.

The Malian midfielder, who has six caps for his country, has been making a real name for himself over in the Austrian Bundesliga and also the Europa League.

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Against Rosenborg on Thursday he put in a commanding performance.

According to Scouted Football, Haidara was the leader in a string of categories including most touches (111), most passes completed (74) and most tackles (4).

It was a dominant display from Haidara, who was shortlisted for the 2018 Golden Boy award earlier this year alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Christian Pulisic, Justin Kluivert, Matthijs de Ligt and Vinicius Junior.

Tottenham must keep a close eye with Dembele set to leave

Spurs boss Pochettino simply must monitor Haidara as he continues to flourish for Salzburg.

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It’s looking increasingly likely that Mousa Dembele will leave the club in one of the next two transfer windows, with a contract extension seemingly not in the offing. The Sun recently claimed he’s a player Pochettino is willing to let leave.

 

The Belgian dynamo has been a brilliant player for Spurs down the years.

Arguably he’s been one of the best box-to-box midfield players in the English top flight in recent times.

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Dembele has been in decline though and no longers bombs forward as much as he used to.

Haidara would be a brilliant replacement for Dembele and would surely develop really well under Pochettino, whose track record of getting the best out of promising young talents is undeniable.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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