Tottenham reportedly want to sign Burnley speed machine Maxwel Cornet – a player that once said he idolises Didier Drogba. Burnley have been relegated, and Cornet has a release clause worth a bargain £15 million. Cornet, 25, was one of the rare shining lights at Burnley during the 2021-22 season. While the Clarets were relegated on the final day, Cornet finished the campaign with nine goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
Cornet is a top, top player. He has shown this season that he has outlived Burnley – even before the club were relegated. Now there is a bargain release clause in his contract, Premier League clubs are certain to be keen. Tottenham will need depth as they prepare to embark on a Champions League campaign next season. Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura currently provide cover for the front three, but Bergwijn could be sold.
Spurs need another attacker and while Cornet does idolise Drogba, he would be a very astute signing given he would only cost £15million. It gives Spurs an option at left wing-back, as well as cover for Son Heung-Min. Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is already assembling a better squad than he inherited at the club as he aims to win the Premier League title next season. He recently signed Ivan Perisic on a free transfer as he continues to bolster his squad ahead of next season after qualifying for the Champions League this season.