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Fabio Paratici could have an eye on a completely bizarre signing for Tottenham in January - opinion
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Fabio Paratici could have an eye on a completely bizarre signing for Tottenham in January - opinion

Fabio Paratici could have an eye on a completely bizarre signing for Tottenham Hotspur in January, with reports suggesting Spurs could rekindle their interest in Everton’s Anthony Gordon

Tottenham bolstered Antonio Conte’s attacking options over the summer after bringing Gordon’s former teammate in Richarlison. 

But the Italian has been left short over the past two months, with Dejan Kulusevski, Heung-Min Son and Richarlison all picking up injuries at various points. 

It highlighted the need for another attacking player, with Lucas Moura failing to impress while Spurs’ attacking trio were sidelined. 

The Sun reported earlier this month that Tottenham have already started making enquiries about Gordon for January

Football journalist Dean Jones also claimed last week that Spurs will make their move for Gordon over the next year. But in our view, it seems like a bizarre signing for Conte’s men at this moment in time. 

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Paratici eyeing bizarre signing

Paratici has completed some excellent business during his time at Spurs, having joined as managing director of football last summer. 

The former Juventus man is responsible for bringing in the likes of Cristian Romero, Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski. 

His transfer business has been far from perfect though, with signings like Emerson Royal, who has failed to impress during his time in north London. 

But if Spurs do move for Gordon in January, Paratici could risk splashing a huge part of their transfer budget on a relatively unproven talent. 

There’s no doubt that Gordon has impressed for Everton over the past year after breaking into Frank Lampard’s side last season. 

He got off to a brilliant start to the current campaign too as he netted two goals in his first five Premier League appearances. But the 21-year-old has only managed one goal in nine games since. 

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At 21, Gordon certainly seems to have a bright future ahead of him but Spurs are in need of players who will improve the quality of their starting line-up. 

Conte already boasts brilliant attacking options and despite the fact that they are probably one short, Gordon doesn’t seem to be at the required standard just yet. 

He’s benefitting from playing every week under Lampard at the moment and it’s unlikely that he would get similar game time at Spurs. 

With his price-tag reportedly set at £60 million, Spurs would be better off investing this money into other areas of the squad. 

Conte is in need of another top-quality defender, while their struggles at right wing-back have been evident this season. 

Gordon is undoubtedly a bright prospect, but he’s not the profile of player that Conte needs right now. 

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