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Will Tottenham regret not pushing harder for Riyad Mahrez?

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Will Tottenham regret not pushing harder for Riyad Mahrez?

Tottenham Hotspur may be looking on slightly enviously as Riyad Mahrez gets better and better this season.

The Algerian signed for Manchester City in a £60 million move from Leicester City this summer, after he spent multiple windows attempting to force his exit.

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One year before his Etihad move though, Spurs were reportedly monitoring the player (London Evening Standard).

Tottenham never made a bid for the player, who then played out one final season with the Foxes before finally getting his desired move to a Champions League club.

Three months into 2018/19, and Mahrez appears to be now showing that perhaps Tottenham should have followed up their loose interest.

Mahrez was a proven Premier League target

Tottenham should have moved for Mahrez as he would have provided something that none of their other wingers currently have; incredible whipped crossing ability. And it’s actually still the case now.

 

Against Watford on Tuesday Mahrez showcased this for Leroy Sane’s opener.

His ability to shift the ball onto his left foot from the right side and then whip in a dipping cross is so hard to defend against and not many do it better than him.

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Erik Lamela is left-footed but prefers to operate centrally.

Mahrez hugs the touchline and has an abundance of tricks to work the space and then provide that killer cross.

Currently Tottenham are targeting wingers from outside of the Premier League, such as Cengiz Under.

As Mahrez begins to shine more often for the Citizens, it looks like the north Londoners really missed a trick.

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