Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a move for highly-regarded FC Nordsjaelland midfielder Andreas Skov Olsen this summer – but is he what they need at this moment in time?
The Daily Express write that Spurs’ hopes of signing Skov are boosted by the fact that he is about to enter the last year of his contract with the Danish club, with several ‘big European clubs’ also tracking his situation.
The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season in his native country last term, scoring 23 goals in all competitions from the right wing.
He has been compared to fellow country-man and another reported Spurs target Robert Skov of FC Copenhagen, although Olsen would cost less due to his contract situation.
Goals from the wide areas is an area manager Mauricio Pochettino should be keen to address in order to take some of the pressure off Harry Kane’s shoulders, who has lead the way in that department over recent years.
Brazilian Lucas Moura managed 10 top-flight strikes last season, whilst Dele Alli and Erik Lamela found the back of the net five and four times respectively.
Having Christian Eriksen at the club should also appeal to Olsen, with the youngster being able to learn from his fellow country-man both on and off the pitch.
For the quoted price of £15m, Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy should do everything they can to get the talented wide-man through the door.
Although he probably won’t be ready to be a first-team regular straight away, the opportunity to work with Pochettino and compete in the Champions League will only fast-track his development into a fine player.