Opinion: Tottenham don’t need versatile man with reported £17.9m price tag

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Benfica’s versatile attacking midfielder Pizzi, with A Bola stating the 30-year-old is a target for Jose Mourinho this summer.

The report suggests the Portuguese giants are willing to sell the former Espanyol attacker to Spurs and have placed a €20 million (£17.9 million) price tag on his head.

However, looking at it objectively, Tottenham should not move for Pizzi as the player is not what the club needs at this point.

Spurs are desperate for an out-and-out number nine to compliment and provide back-up to Harry Kane – and the Benfica star is certainly not that.

While a talented and able attacking midfielder or winger, Tottenham have similar players in abundance and as such signing Pizzi would be a waste of transfer resources when other areas need to be bolstered.

Finally, the player’s age – he turns 31 in October – means little or no financial return on him in the future; something that will surely not sit well with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham have certainly been linked with worse players in this and plenty of other transfer windows, but making a move for Pizzi simply doesn’t make sense.