Date: 13th March 2018 at 6:21pm
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OPINION

Tottenham Hotspur face a crucial summer transfer window as they head into their new stadium, and Mauricio Pochettino may be forced to think outside the box with his targets.

It has always been the case that Spurs simply do not have the financial firepower that is exhibited by their close rivals in the table, and the Argentine has done a spectacular job in bringing together this Tottenham side who consistently punch above their weight.

However, that financial discrepancy may be in even fuller effect this summer as the cost of the new stadium takes its toll on the clubs coffers, and that may force Pochettino to look for bargain deals.

One area where he may be looking for such a deal is at left-back, with long-serving star Danny Rose potentially leaving the club after a season of uncertainty surrounding his future.

As reported by The Sun, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring Rose to the club in part-exchange for Luke Shaw.

However, there is one other Premier League performer that looks like he could be the perfect man to succeed the England man at left-back for Tottenham.

Kenedy has been in red-hot form for Newcastle since his January loan move from Chelsea, and it looks as though he will leave the Blues for good this summer.

As reported by the Daily Mirror, Newcastle will look to convert his loan deal into a permanent one at the end of the season, and will have to cough up £15million for his services.

There is no reason why Tottenham shouldn’t swoop in and try to steal Kenedy from under Newcastle’s noses this summer, if Rose does leave.

The Brazilian has been unplayable at times for the Magpies since his move, having scored twice and registered one assist in his six appearances so far.

The flyer has mainly been deployed on the wing for Newcastle, but his pedigree as a left-back remains, and that versatility will be a massive bonus for Spurs.

The young Brazilian is still just 22 years old, and has several more years of development ahead of him.

The level that he is showing now is already seriously high, so who is to know what kind of player he could become under Pochettino, who is famed for his work with young players.

At £15million, Kenedy would also be an absolute steal for Spurs.

All in all, this looks to be a no-brainer for the club, who would have a talented young player with Premier League experience on their hands, all for a price that is massively affordable in today’s market.