Tottenham Hotspurs set out to start the season with the directors having one thing principally in mind.
Reorganization, after the circus that constituted the managerial spells of Andre Villas Boas and Tim Sherwood.
In came Argentine Mauricio Pochettino who oversaw the clear out of a lot of players not needed by the club and sought to instill his high pressing style of play in the players.
Six games gone into the season, “Spurs sit eighth on the log with eight points from six games, eight goals scored and seven goals conceded.
The worrying fact is that they have not won in the last four matches with two draws and two losses.
Tongues are already starting to wag and players are being singled out for this seemingly poor start to the season.
One of those players is Emmanuel Adebayor who is being criticized for his poor work rate up front this season.
His manager has come out to support his striker but behind the scenes it seems that concrete plans are being made to sign a replacement as reports have come out concretely linking spurs with Italian wizkid Manolo Gabbiadini.
All left foot and possessing a rocket like shot, Gabbiadini has risen steadily since he made his Serie A debut for Atalanta in 2010.
The 6ft 1 striker rose so quickly that he won a senior cap two years after his Serie A bow (His only cap till date).
He has however been an ever present for the u-21’s scoring 12 goals in 24 games.
His performances were strong enough for Italian giants Juventus who immediately sought to purchase 50% of his rights and he was subsequently loaned to Bologna.
7 goals in 31 appearances confirmed the rising profile of the young striker and Sampdoria purchased the remaining 50% of his rights from Atalanta for €5.5 million in 2013.
He would go on to score 10 goals in 35games in the 2013/2014 season for the Liguria club, a tally that would mark a personal best for the striker who continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
Currently with two goals in three games he looks set to do better on his personal record if he continues with Sampdoria.
Manolo, who can play anywhere across the frontline scored the winner against Genoa in the derby and he was said to have been watched by Tottenham scouts.
Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta watched the win over Genoa at the weekend and his agent Silvio Pagliari acknowledges the interest in his player by clubs worldwide.
“All the interest in Manolo is very flattering for us, but he is very happy at Sampdoria. We will talk about the future in the summer”.
If Tottenham are to step up their interest however a deal could happen but they would have to sort out the complication of sorting out Juventus who own 50% of the Players economic rights.
The stock of the left footed ace is steadily on the rise and it would do Tottenham more good to ensure that this transfer goes through now rather than in the future bearing in mind the way player prices have risen astronomically after a couple of decent games.
The onus lies with the ‘Spurs’ to bring the striker down to white hart lane.