Date: 21st March 2018 at 2:27pm
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The club are keeping close tabs on Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to the Salzburger Nachrichten.

We have reportedly been monitoring his team mate Dimitri Oberlin as well, who has been out on loan at Basel this season, but the Austrian newspaper believe we have been scouting the Malian international for a longer period.

As it is a local newspaper that have little interest in sensationalising such links, I think the interest from us is likely to be genuine. The 20 year old has performed well for Salzburg this season, having played 42 matches in all competitions, helping his side to the top of the Austrian Bundesliga and to the quarter finals of the Europa League.

The club`s exploits in Europe has reportedly seen other teams take a greater interest in their players. Haidara only joined Salzburg in the summer from their feeder club FC Liefering, but has had an immediate impact on the first team. Whether he can replicate his form over multiple seasons, it remains to be seen.


8 Replies to “Tottenham Eyeing Move For 20 Year Old Malian International”

  • CM we’re more than covered with Dembele, Sissoko, Dier, Wanyama, Winks, Onomah and even Eriksen, Alli, Lamela, etc! No recent article on Zaha thus far who I’m starting to believe would be an excellent signing for us and 1 we should look at getting done a bit like Barkley to Chelski. He’s got it all and is proven and Ferguson rated him highly enough to take him at a young age to OT not to mention home-grown aswell. Need Palace to drop down in order to get him for around £20-25m or so I would guess otherwise will have to pay anywhere from £40m probably. The other is Sessegnon – hoping Fulham do not come up so we can pick him up for the same around £20-25m. Considering Barkley was injured and his contract almost up and went for £15m then I think under the circumstances mentioned £20-25m is appropriate. Sell Llorente and N’Koudou and get back around £20m and bring back Janssen – that should see us sorted for next season adding new contracts for all the necessary key players. A couple of true home-grown local boys end of!

  • So glad that our scouting system has so many eyes on so many players, means that they are working hard. Well at least trying very hard. COYS!

  • “bring back Janssen,” El Jefe.
    Now that’s the most depressing comment on VS in many a month. perhaps you know something I do not?

  • Janssen has great potential and I like the look of him – shame was not loaned out within the Prem but was too late by the time decision was taken. I would like him back and to be given a proper opportunity – last season was thrust into action in early September when maybe a more cautious approach would have been advisable but needs must – look at the handling of Moura this season (kid gloves), etc. He was top scorer in Holland for AZ I believe and awarded the Johan Cruyff trophy for his exploits that season and the list of players who have won that suggest he deserves more time to be given.

  • The problem of adaptation and hit or miss is why I suggest going after Zaha and Sessegnon this summer as we also need more out and out wing play to mix and match with our standard through the middle.

  • Both Zaha and Sessingon are now unfortunately out of our self imposed price range, either would comfortably fetch £40M this summer. Regarding this bloke from Austria, do we really need another “run of the mill” MFer, when the likes of Winks can’t get in regularly.

  • Jannson might have great potential, the question to be asked is what at, his performances at Spurs suggest he is not cut out for being a top level striker. The truth is he was a one season wonder at AZ Alkmaar, coming from second grade football into what is now a very average Dutch premier league, banged in a few goals, and this encouraged us to pay a crazy fee for a very very moderate player. To bring him back into contention would not be fair to him or the club, he just simply isn’t good enough. We should cut our losses and get rid.

  • I agree with El Jefe. Writing Janssen off is a bit premature. From the little playing time he did have, he seemed to do a lot of the right things for a no.9 albeit without finding the net regularly. I’d give him real game – time in the cups and a few cameos in the league, if he still cut it at that stage maybe isn’t good enough

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