Tottenham Hotspur Target Big January Move For Emerging Serie A Star

By timgarrett IN Premier League,Serie A,Transfers - 17:30 Sep 4th 2018

Having comprehensively brushed aside the challenge of Manchester United at Old Trafford, the decision not to bring in any new players over the course of the summer was looking a shrewd one on the part of Tottenham.

Following that up with a defeat at Watford, however, has once again opened the door to questions over the wisdom of that transfer policy, with many questioning whether a bench that includes Fernando Llorente is ever going to be strong enough to compete for top honours.

Only time will tell of course, but one talented individual who the North London are thought to be weighing up a move for, either in January or next summer, is soon-to-be 24-year-old Italian central midfielder Marco Benassi.

A former captain of both Torino and his country’s under-21 side, the Fiorentina man has already clocked up close to 150 appearances in his Serie A career to date, providing a steady source of goals and assists from the middle of the park:

Marco Benassi
POS: MIDAGE: 23Y 11M
HEIGHT: 6FT 0INWEIGHT: 12ST 8LB
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
12/13
Inter
6
13/14
Livorno
20
3
2
14/15
Torino
25
2
3
15/16
Torino
32
2
3
16/17
Torino
28
3
5
17/18
Fiorentina
35
2
5
18/19
Fiorentina
2
3
TOTAL
148
12
21

More offensively-minded than Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier or Harry Winks, yet more capable of performing defensive duties for his team than either Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen, the 23-year-old can also do a job out wide like Moussa Sissoko.

A real leader at a young age, Benassi has opened the 2018/19 campaign in spectacular fashion, scoring three goals in two games, whilst the fact that he missed just three top-flight matches last term hints at how highly regarded he is in Florence:

Marco Benassi
CLUB FiorentinaAGE 23Y 11M
POS MIDHEIGHT 6FT 0IN
2017/18
WITH
WITHOUT
Matches
35
3
Win %
43%
33%
Draw %
23%
33%
Loss %
34%
33%
Avg Goal for
1.4
2
Avg Goals against
1.2
1.7
Mins per goal for
65.6
45
Mins per goal against
76.8
54
Shots for per game
12.2
8
Points per game
1.5
1.3
Clean sheets
13
1
TOTAL
8
3

Mauricio Pochettino is a dab hand at developing young talent, so a move to Tottenham would surely appeal to the emerging Fiorentina star, though the North London outfit are unlikely to be the only major club interested in securing his signature.

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BEL23 19:30
Brugge
 v 
Z.Waregem
19:30
Home Win
  73%
73%
1.35
7/20
-286
73%
5.75
19/4
475
16%
8.00
7/1
700
11%
BL123 19:30 BT2
Leverkusen
 v 
Stuttgart
19:30 BT2
Home Win
  64%
64%
1.53
8/15
-189
64%
4.60
18/5
360
20%
6.00
5/1
500
17%
FRA23 20:00
Lyon
 v 
St Etienne
20:00
Home Win
  63%
63%
1.57
11/20
-177
63%
4.33
10/3
333
20%
6.00
5/1
500
17%
TUR23 17:30
Galatasaray
 v 
Konyaspor
17:30
Home Win
  56%
56%
1.80
4/5
-125
56%
3.60
13/5
260
24%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
CHA23 19:45 SKY
Ipswich
 v 
West Brom
19:45 SKY
Away Win
  51%
51%
4.40
17/5
340
24%
3.50
5/2
250
25%
1.91
10/11
-110
51%
LL23 20:00
Leganes
 v 
Alaves
20:00
Home Win
  47%
47%
2.10
11/10
110
47%
3.25
9/4
225
28%
4.00
3/1
300
25%
DEN23 18:00
Vejle BK
 v 
Aalborg
18:00
Away Win
  41%
41%
3.40
12/5
240
33%
3.30
23/10
230
26%
2.25
5/4
125
41%
Saturday 24th NovemberSat 24th NovemberPREDICTION %homedrawaway
BL124 14:30
Bayern
 v 
F. Dusseldor
14:30
Home Win
  91%
91%
1.08
1/12
-1250
91%
15.00
14/1
1400
6%
41.00
40/1
4000
3%
FRA24 16:00
PSG
 v 
Toulouse
16:00
Home Win
  87%
87%
1.11
1/9
-909
87%
12.00
11/1
1100
9%
51.00
50/1
5000
4%
NED24 17:30
NAC
 v 
Ajax
17:30
Away Win
  86%
86%
29.00
28/1
2800
5%
9.50
17/2
850
9%
1.12
1/8
-833
86%
SA24 17:00
Juventus
 v 
S.P.A.L. 201
17:00
Home Win
  83%
83%
1.16
2/13
-625
83%
8.00
7/1
700
12%
29.00
28/1
2800
5%
SPL24 12:30 BT
Hamilton
 v 
Celtic
12:30 BT
Away Win
  83%
83%
19.00
18/1
1800
5%
8.00
7/1
700
12%
1.18
2/11
-556
83%
NED24 19:45
PSV
 v 
Heerenveen
19:45
Home Win
  80%
80%
1.20
1/5
-500
80%
7.00
6/1
600
13%
17.00
16/1
1600
7%
BEL24 19:30
Genk
 v 
Cercle Brugg
19:30
Home Win
  79%
79%
1.22
2/9
-455
79%
7.00
6/1
600
14%
13.00
12/1
1200
8%
SPL24 15:00
Rangers
 v 
Livingston
15:00
Home Win
  76%
76%
1.30
3/10
-333
76%
5.25
17/4
425
15%
10.00
9/1
900
9%
SA24 19:30
Inter
 v 
Frosinone
19:30
Home Win
  76%
76%
1.26
1/4
-385
76%
6.00
5/1
500
15%
15.00
14/1
1400
9%
EPL24 15:00
West Ham
 v 
Man City
15:00
Away Win
  76%
76%
13.00
12/1
1200
9%
6.50
11/2
550
15%
1.25
1/4
-400
76%
SUI24 18:00
Young Boys
 v 
FC Lugano
18:00
Home Win
  70%
70%
1.33
33/100
-305
70%
5.75
19/4
475
17%
9.00
8/1
800
13%
EPL24 15:00
Everton
 v 
Cardiff
15:00
Home Win
  69%
69%
1.44
4/9
-227
69%
4.80
19/5
380
19%
8.50
15/2
750
13%
EPL24 15:00
Man Utd
 v 
C Palace
15:00
Home Win
  68%
68%
1.40
2/5
-250
68%
5.00
4/1
400
19%
9.50
17/2
850
13%
BL124 17:30 BT2
Schalke
 v 
Nurnberg
17:30 BT2
Home Win
  68%
68%
1.53
8/15
-189
68%
4.33
10/3
333
19%
7.00
6/1
600
13%
SPL24 15:00
Hibernian
 v 
Dundee
15:00
Home Win
  67%
67%
1.44
4/9
-227
67%
4.60
18/5
360
19%
7.00
6/1
600
14%
LL24 15:15
Valencia
 v 
R.Vallecano
15:15
Home Win
  67%
67%
1.45
9/20
-222
67%
4.75
15/4
375
20%
7.50
13/2
650
14%
BEL24 17:00
S. Liege
 v 
Eupen
17:00
Home Win
  66%
66%
1.40
2/5
-250
66%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
7.50
13/2
650
14%
EPL24 15:00
Watford
 v 
Liverpool
15:00
Away Win
  65%
65%
6.50
11/2
550
15%
4.75
15/4
375
19%
1.53
8/15
-189
65%
LL24 12:00
Eibar
 v 
Real Madrid
12:00
Away Win
  65%
65%
7.00
6/1
600
16%
4.60
18/5
360
19%
1.53
13/25
-190
65%
BL124 14:30
Mainz
 v 
Dortmund
14:30
Away Win
  60%
60%
5.00
4/1
400
20%
4.10
31/10
310
21%
1.70
7/10
-143
60%
CHA24 15:00
Millwall
 v 
Bolton
15:00
Home Win
  59%
59%
1.62
8/13
-161
59%
4.00
3/1
300
24%
5.75
19/4
475
18%
CHA24 15:00
Leeds
 v 
Bristol C
15:00
Home Win
  57%
57%
1.70
7/10
-143
57%
4.00
3/1
300
23%
5.10
4/1
410
20%
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