3 Americans Tottenham should consider in the transfer market

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Timonthy Weah, an American that Tottenham should consider.
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As the World Cup progresses, Tottenham leadership is likely to watch games considering players for Spurs to consider, which should include these three Americans.

Teams should not overreact to performances in the World Cup and spend crazy money on players. However, the World Cup is still great for scouting for potential transfer targets. In particular, as a Tottenham fan in the United States, it would be great for Spurs to sign their next American, especially one of these three stars.

Tottenham has a history of American players

Football, or soccer as it is known here, is still growing as a sport professionally, and as a result, more Americans are playing in Europe and the Premier League. Before this season, 49 Americans had played at least once in Premier League.

Of the 49 Americans who have played in the League, four have played for SpursClint Dempsey, Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel, and DeAndre Yedlin. A fifth America, Cameron Carter-Vickers, was part of Spurs academy for a long time and made five appearances for the club but none in the League.

Carter-Vickers left Spur’s books this past summer after moving to Celtic following a successful loan spell. This means Tottenham has no Americans on the team and should consider one of these three, who played for the United States against England in the World Cup.

The right wing-back Tottenham has been looking for – Timothy Weah

Given that he was one of the strikers for the United States, it may seem strange to think about signing Timothy Weah as a right-wing-back. However, given the needs at the position from an attacking sense and knowing how Weah performs for Lille, the move makes sense.

Timothy is the son of former professional George Weah and was schooled at the PSG academy. Weah played six games for the senior team and spent a year on loan with Celtic before joining Lille in 2019 (transfermarkt.com).

At Lille, Weah plays everywhere as a center-forward, a winger, and a right-back. That unique combination of attacking talent and defensive nous is the profile Spurs need for Antonio Conte‘s system. Further, his pace would be a genuine compliment to Kulusevski on the right side.

Only 22, under contract until 2024 at Lille, and valued at just €12.00m, Weah is signable.