Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly offered reported transfer target Franck Kessie an attractive financial package to lure him to north London …
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Italian outlet Calciomercato claims Spurs has an offer of $ 8 million
The Ivory Coast international is believed to want a guarantee of at least € 7m per year (£ 5.9m) and that he would like the Serie A team’s offer of just € 5m per year (£ 4.3m) declined for the first three years five-year contract.
Would Kessie be an upgrade to Skipp?
The Lilywhites supply is roughly £ 140,000 a week, making him one of Nuno Santo’s current top earners and more than Eric Dier (£ 72,000 a week), Lucas Moura (£ 80,000 a week). -Week) and Dele Alli (£ 100,000-per-week) per Spotrac.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain is also interested, while Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool have been discussed elsewhere.
Forget about Skip
Nuno’s midfield was pretty exposed last weekend when his team suffered their first league defeat of the season in an embarrassing way. The ten men of the Spurs were played out of the park by the then winless Crystal Palace.
A trio of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks and Oliver Skipp just had no balance at all and it’s a problem as that tweak was only made due to injury, suggesting that there is a lack of real strength in the Portuguese’s depth options.
Someone like ex-Spurs star Mousa Dembele would have been exactly what they needed that day, and that’s something Kessie could bring to North Londoners if she signed in January – or beyond.
Skipp in particular has had some mixed performances after Nuno took the reins and there is so much more to come at just 20, but maybe he shouldn’t be playing every single game.
He’s currently the lowest rated player (6.56) of all to start three or more games this season, which just shows his inconsistencies so far.
However, Kesse is a box-to-box powerhouse that can affect the game at either end of the pitch – an ability neither of the three possesses on Saturday.
The 25-year-old beast hit the net 13 times last season and, according to WhoScored, delivered four assists and an average of 1.4 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 1.2 dribbles per league game.
Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (15) scored more in San Siro.
For this reason, he has been hailed as a “complete” and “devastating” player by those who coached and watched him in the past, namely current coach Stefano Pioli and former striker Antonio Cassano, respectively.
Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici should know that he can win the £ 36million-valued Enforcer for a bargain price in January, with an eligible fee of just £ 7.5million.
Forget Skipp, the Italian Colonel would be foolish not to move on with plans to secure Kessie in 2022.
AND in other news, Paratici can make up for the Spurs summer disaster by falling for a £ 30million “machine” …