Tottenham Hotspur are now being linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino. Tuttosport are reporting that Spurs, along with Everton, are keen on the Uruguayan – who has been told he can leave the San Siro this summer.
The fee involved would reportedly be in the region of £26.3 million for the player. The obvious link here is also the interest in Mousa Dembele from Inter. The Belgian is high on the Italian side’s wishlist, as his contract situation at Tottenham turns rotten.
But Spurs should steer clear of any deal for the Uruguay midfielder this summer.
Undoubtedly, he is a very good player. The 26-year-old is neat and tidy in midfield with an excellent passing ratio.
But, as anyone who saw the recent Uruguay v Egypt game will testify, his passing range is hardly expansive.
Vecino prefers a sideways or backward pass, rather than trying to probe the opposing defence. It is for that reason that Tottenham should simply steer clear.
If Spurs are going to replace Dembele this summer they need to do so with a player who has the ability to be better than the Belgian. Vecino, simply put, does not even come close.
The impact of losing Dembele will be keenly felt at Spurs if the experienced midfielder goes and ensuring a top replacement is brought in is imperative for future success in North London.
Vecino is not the man for the job at Tottenham Hotspur and he would simply not last the course if he made the move this summer.