Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur: Does Either EPL Team Need Milos Krasic?

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIJanuary 5, 2012

CATANIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Milos Krasic of Juventus during the Serie A match between Catania Calcio and Juventus FC at Stadio Angelo Massimino on September 25, 2011 in Catania, Italy.  (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are among a number of clubs reportedly interested in Serbian winger Milos Krasic.

Krasic may be in need of a new team, but he could struggle in the EPL and in playing for either team.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham could do with some more goals and creativity, but Krasic may not be the right man for the job

Chelsea is third in the league in goals scored with 39 and Tottenham is tied with Arsenal for fourth with 36. Tottenham does have a game in hand, though.

Both teams pale in comparison to the clubs they are chasing as Manchester United and Manchester City have scored 49 goals and 56 goals respectively.

In the assist department, Chelsea is third with 33 assists and Tottenham is fifth with 26 assists.

Krasic is is a creative winger who can provide both goals and assists from out wide. In his first season with Juventus he scored nine goals.Unfortunately for him, if you compare that to Juan Mata, who is similar in his versatility, Krasic is already falling short.

Juan Mata is halfway through his first English season and he only needs four more goals and two assists to surpass Krasic's tally at Juventus. It is very likely that he will get to those numbers.

Mata has adapted to the more physical Premier League play and has been an instrumental part of this Chelsea attack.

Krasic would very likely struggle with the new league and while he is a talented player, he may not be of much help to the team.

The other problem in a Krasic to Chelsea move is his position. Chelsea's current setup would allow Krasic to play further forward and the team may be able to cope with his defensive deficiencies.

However, Krasic would have to try and topple either Mata or Daniel Sturridge from their wing positions, and that does not look likely.

Krasic may be able to add depth, but his possible lack of productivity would negate that move being a positive.

So what about Tottenham?

Simply put, Tottenham already has a player of a similar ilk in Niko Kranjcar.

Kranjcar has had his share of injury problems and he may see less playing time under Harry Redknapp, but he may still be a better option for Tottenham.

He is used to the Premier League and Tottenham and when given the chance he can do well.

Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon are starters whenever fit and both Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart can play in those positions, too, if really necessary.

Tottenham needs depth also, but they may be better served using their time looking for a player that has not seen his seen his playing time diminish drastically after one season at his new club.

They are still doing pretty well in the league despite their lower assist count and are hot on the heels of the top two teams.

Does either team need Milos Krasic? No, not really.