Reasons to watch Championship Playoffs
Whether or not Tottenham is trying to find players to replace Harry Kane or players to play with him, it is in the club’s best interest to go back to looking at young talent. Unless Levy is suddenly going to break the bank, which we know is not going to happen.
We saw this season Ollie Watkins came up from the Championship and made a major impact with Aston Villa. Well, some of the top attacking talent in the Championship is on display on Saturday.
Tottenham should keep an eye on the Bees
Last season Brentford was led by Ollie Watkins – who banged in 25 goals. This season, the Bees have Ivan Toney. The 25-year-old Toney – who has spent most of his career in the Newcastle Academy system on loan – has had an even better season scoring 31 goals for Brentford this term.
This is not to say Toney is Watkins and neither are Kane but clearly, Tottenham is still looking for at least a second striker and Saturday is a chance to see Toney in action.
Besides Ivan Toney, many eyes will be on Bryan Mbeumo for Brentford. Mbeumo is an interesting player who has had a major impact on the team at just 21-years old. The French attacker has played in 47 matches for Brentford but has only gone the full 90, in 10 of those 47 appearances.
Sometimes MBeumo starts and other times he comes in late to pull the team out as he did against Bournemouth and Bristol in the last month. Mbeumo can be a force with eight goals and 10 assists on the campaign, playing from either wing.
Opposite of Mbeumo expect to find Sergi Canos, a 24-year-old Spanish winger who can do it all. Nine goals and eight assists, including five man-of-the-match performances, make Canos a player to be reckoned with. With 48 goals and 29 assists among the three Brentford attackers, people should take notice.
Bournemouth has some attackers for Tottenham to consider too
Bournemouth is primarily led in attack by two players Dominic Solenke and Arnaut Danjuma. Each forward has managed to contribute to more than 20 goals this season. Solenke – a 23-year-old English forward – has scored 15 and adding 11 assists. Danjuma – a 24-year-old Dutch winger – had scored 16 goals and laid on a further 8 assists.
Both players like to dribble and are excellent finishers. Danjuma is particularly adept at taking free-kicks. With a 1 goal lead coming in, do not expect Bournemouth to be flying all over but do expect both Solenke and Danuma to get some chances.
Ultimately, Tottenham may not sign any of the five attackers but all are worth watching as maybe one is the right fit for the club.