This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Marcus Forss is attracting significant interest following an excellent start to the season with Brentford.
Eurosport have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for the striker who has already racked up seven goals for Thomas Frank’s side this term.
But is he ready for a move to the Premier League?
The team at FLW have their say…
Whilst Forss has made a great amount of progress in the previous 18 months at both AFC Wimbledon and Brentford, Tottenham would appear a step too far at this stage for the Finnish striker.
Jose Mourinho already has the luxury of leaving the likes of Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli at present, whilst Harry Kane’s back-up Carlos Vinicius, has hardly featured since joining on loan from Benfica.
I can’t personally see Mourinho turning to the Championship. All you need to do is look at how few opportunities Jack Clarke has had under the Spurs boss, so it’s not a deal I can personally see happening.
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I think he’s got a chance to make it at that level.
Would he be a regular right now? I don’t think he would be but he does have the potential in the future.
It’s clear how much progress he has made in his career so far and I do think he is going to be a Premier League player in years to come.
Moving to Tottenham would probably then see him move on loan to keep playing initially, and it’s all about how that step goes as to whether he’d make it at Spurs.
I’d say stay at Brentford for now, to be honest, and then maybe make the move next summer but ensure, whatever happens, he gets minutes next season.
If he does guarantee that, he’ll get there in the end.
Is Brentford starlet Marcus Forss ready for a move to Tottenham Hotspur?
I do think he could be in the future.
While a move to the Premier League leaders does feel like a big step up for him now, it should be remembered that were that deal to happen, he would not be going straight into the first-team ahead of someone like Harry Kane.
That, therefore, would provide him with some time to adapt, improve and build his confidence to a point where he is ready to become a more regular feature for them at some point in the future.
Indeed, when you look at the impact he has made for both club and country – scoring for Finland on his senior international debut against France – it certainly seems as though he has the potential to thrive at that level, meaning this could be worth looking into for Spurs, before someone else beats them to it.