Now this is more like it. After a quiet start to his tenure as Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino seems to be closing in on a couple of really top targets.
With a stronger spine perhaps needed at the club The Express, among others, reports that Tottenham chief Franco Baldini has flown to Italy to hold talks over two players who can make a big difference to the side.
The Express reports:
FRANCO BALDINI has flown into Italy to hold talks with Roma over a double deal for Mattia Destro and Chelsea and Manchester City target Mehdi Benatia.
Benatia is a Morroccan international with 31 caps. The 27 year old seems like something of a late developer but his career exploded into life when he joined Udinese from Clermont in France in 2010. After 3 years and 72 league games he moved to big guns Roma, where his career has further blossomed. He’s scored 5 goals in 30 league games for the Rome club and drawn the interest of Europe’s elite.
As for Destro, we think that this could be a genuinely exciting signing. Tottenham don’t really have a killer number 9 at the moment and this guy could be the answer. At 23 he’s scored 19 in 41 games for Roma since joining the club in 2012.
He’s a super target man with great strength and an even better first touch. He would add guile and grit to a Tottenham front line which, at times, looks a bit lightweight.
Let’s see Destro in action. Tottenham fans: would these two immediately improve the first team?