Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has jokingly questioned why the club chose to sign Yves Bissuma over Alexis McAllister.
Bissuma joined the north London outfit from Brighton in the summer after an impressive spell on the south coast, but has seen most of him come off the bench this season.
Mc Allister, on the other hand, has been hugely impressive for the Seagulls and the 23-year-old has now added a World Cup title with Argentina, with the midfielder shining in Qatar when he set up the second goal in the final against France. .
The development has led to one former Spurs player hinting that they could sign the world champions in the summer instead of Bissuma.
Speaking to talkSPORT on Monday morning, O’Hara said: “Unbelievable. What a tournament he had, I couldn’t believe how fantastic it was.
“People were talking [Luka] Modric, [Jude] Bellingham, Enzo Fernandez and [Sofyan] Amrabati, who was brilliant for Morocco. No one talked about McAllister and how good he was.
He was the driving force in the Argentine side. He was a guy who had energy, spark, very good on the ball, late into the box.
“He was a third-man run, which is what you need if you’re going to make those difficult passes. [Lionel] Messi loves it, he plays that little one-two, but you need a runner at the back and that’s always been McAllister.
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The head coach of the French national team avoided his own team in the interview given during the half-time of the World Cup final.
“I thought he was an outstanding player. I can’t believe he’s at Brighton, big clubs are coming and looking for him.
“Spurs signed Bissuma, why did we sign Bissuma when we could get Mc Allister?”
McAllister’s Argentina ended a 26-year wait to lift the World Cup trophy for the third time in their history after beating France on penalties in a thrilling final in Qatar.
The South Americans led 2-0 in the first half before two late goals from Kylian Mbappe sent them into extra time.
Messi’s second goal led many to believe he had finally won it for his country, but another goal from Mbappe ensured his hat-trick would be decided on penalties.
With Argentina winning from the spot, one of Brighton’s stars now holds the biggest prize football has to offer.
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