Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold spent some talking about the possibility of Spurs making a move for Burnley striker Chris Wood in the current transfer window in a video that he recently posted on his YouTube channel.
Reports have linked Wood, who is currently valued at £13.05m by Transfermarkt, with a move away from Burnley of late, with the New Zealand international’s agent allegedly making contact with Serie A side Lazio about a potential move earlier in the current transfer window.
It has also been reported that ‘a backup striker to Harry Kane’ is on Spurs boss Jose Mourinho’s ‘wishlist’ in the current transfer window and during his recent YouTube video, Gold declared that he has heard that the Burnley forward is on the Lilywhites’ radar.
The Football.london reporter said: “People might laugh at Chris Wood as a potential [signing] but I’d heard that Spurs are just keeping a little eye on him.
“[He’s] 28, I think he scored 14 Premier League goals last season, he’s a big, bustling, Mourinho-esque striker.
“I think he’s got a few years left on his deal, I don’t think he’d be cheap and I think Burnley would be quite loath to lose him, but as a backup striker or someone that Kane can feed off, I don’t think that’s a bad deal at all. I think he’s a younger version of a [Olivier] Giroud-type.”
Would Chris Wood be a good signing for Spurs?
So, if Gold’s comments are to be believed, it appears as though Spurs may be considering a move for the Burnley forward.
As Gold stated, Wood scored 14 Premier League goals during the 2019/20 season, which is more league goals than any Spurs player other than Kane scored last term.
According to WhoScored, the 28-year-old’s defensive contribution, passing and ability to hold onto the ball are all said to be weak, while Wood’s offside awareness is said to be very weak, however, the stats website does also say that he is strong at offensive headed attempts.
With that in mind, it may be fair to say that Wood has got a fairly limited skill-set, however, if his strength in the air is what Spurs are looking for, then he may not be a bad signing.