Could AFC Bournemouth full back Adam Smith be set to return to Tottenham Hotspur?
After making his first move to Dean Court from Tottenham in September 2010 on a youth loan, Smith went on to make 42 appearances for the Cherries that season as the club reached the League One play-offs.
In January 2014 he returned on a permanent deal and has so far made 113 appearances during his second spell.
That includes 36 appearances this season in the Premier League playing almost 3,100 minutes of football in England’s top flight during the 2016/17 campaign.
Over the past month, Smith’s performances appeared to have impressed in London as the Smith rumour of a return to Spurs has built and now according to the Sunday Express…
‘Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen for Smith who started his career at White Hart Lane to return to the club with Kyle Walker set to leave.
‘The Cherries are keen for Smith, who has also been attracting interest from Premier League champions Chelsea, to stay on the South Coast.
However Adam Smith insists that his head has not been turned by the rumours.
Smith told the Daily Echo…
“That transfer talk is part of football, all the speculation builds towards the end of every season.
“It is always nice to be talked about in a positive way, because it means you are doing something right. I would rather that than be getting bad press…
“…I was there for a long time but I don`t really take any notice of all the talk – a lot of it is rubbish!”
The arguments about him being good going forward but suspect defensively should mean he’s more successful at a club playing more on the front foot, like one of the top six. So that’s almost an argument for them signing him!
Where they may come unstuck is if Trippier was unavailable for, say, a CL game against Barcelona.
As someone who came through their youth system, he’s also count as a ‘club homegrown’ player and so help fill up their European squad quota there.
Seems unlikely but not impossible. – Join the conversation here.
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