There is certainly a spot open in Tottenham’s midfield for a deep-lying playmaker to feature alongside a powerhouse and right now academy graduate Harry Winks is firmly in the driving seat.
The 22-year-old is beginning to make the position his own and is a technically gifted ace that has developed into an important first teamer.
He is the pass master that helps control the tempo of possession and can slot in nicely alongside the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele or Victor Wanyama.
But England international Winks should perhaps be on edge a bit by reports that suggest Spurs could reignite interest in Andre Gomes.
According to the Daily Mail in April, Mauriico Pochettino considered the 25-year-old as a potential target.
Gomes ended up joining Everton on a season-long loan in the summer from Barcelona and has been tearing it up in the Premier League since, with his composure and intelligence on the ball making him an instant fan favourite.
The Telegraph now report that Spurs could compete with Everton next summer for the midfielder’s signature when his loan spell at Goodison Park expires.
It is understood that the north London club sent head scout Steve Hitchen to watch the Portugal internatonal recently in the Merseyside derby.
Gomes is a midfield playmaker cut from the same cloth as Winks and the two would surely be in direct competition if they became teammates further down the line.
Spurs’ interest in classy act Gomes will hopefully act as a motivator for Winks, but suggests he’s still got work to do if he wants to cement a spot in the XI under Pochettino.