Tottenham Hotspur look increasingly likely to lose Mousa Dembele this summer. The Belgian midfielder has not yet agreed on a new deal at the club and it appears Spurs are ready to cash in on the popular player.
With that in mind, plenty of central midfielders and a slew of money has been discussed in the papers. However, a report from The Sun today certainly appears to be the most likely Tottenham solution to this issue.
The report claims that Tottenham will back young midfielder Harry Winks to take over as the main man in midfield for Spurs. The England international, who is currently recovering from ankle surgery, will be backed by Mauricio Pochettino to take Dembele’s place for Spurs.
The same report then suggests that Tottenham will make a £15 million move for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara. The 20-year-old Malian is seen as a top prospect for the future and Spurs are set to make their move.
It certainly seems that this is the most likely Tottenham solution to their midfield area. Daniel Levy will likely remain frugal in the transfer market after the building of their new stadium. Meanwhile, Pochettino is rarely afraid to give young players a chance to thrive in North London.
Spending big is not always a success at Tottenham and, in fact, some of their best success stories in recent years have relied on having faith in the current squad. That has certainly been the case in the Pochettino-era with the likes of Kieran Trippier, Heung-min Son, Ben Davies and even Harry Kane.
Winks could step up and Haidara would take his place waiting in the wings. For all the transfer rumours and conjecture, only a few ever truly seem likely.
This is certainly one of those occasions.