With the January transfer window approaching, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bring in new players all over the pitch.
Spurs are 14th going into the November international break and very few would have predicted their demise. Mauricio Pochettino is under-pressure and he knows he needs to deliver some results soon.
Right-back is one area that Tottenham could strengthen in January. Serge Aurier’s form has been unpredictable and Tottenham should consider upgrading in this department. Here are three suggestions for the January wishlist.
Napoli defender Hysaj has long been linked with a Premier League move. Tottenham have previously considered signing the Albania international (Sky Sports News).
Hysaj provides the ideal combination of youth and experience. The 25-year-old is entering the prime of his career and he already has nearly 300 senior appearances under his belt for Empoli and Napoli.
He also has 50 caps to his name for Albania but a new challenge could tempt him. Hysaj would walk into the Spurs team ahead of Kyle Walker-Peters and Aurier.
In the summer, Tottenham signed Ryan Sessegnon as a long-term left-back option. This could be the way forward; hungry, young, homegrown talents.
This is why Max Aarons might be the ideal right-back target for the North London club. The 19-year-old and Sessegnon could be the Tottenham full-backs for the next decade.
Aarons might be young but he has already played more than 50 matches for Norwich City. The England U21 starlet has Premier League experience and he could be the long-term solution.
If Tottenham want a modern-day full-back to provide attacking threat and excitement, they should look no further than Youcef Atal. The Algeria international is attracting a lot of attention with his dynamic performances for OGC Nice.
Atal is not quite the finished product but there are few full-backs with more attacking prowess than him in Europe. The 23-year-old could be transformed into the perfect wing-back under Pochettino.