Time is nearly up for Tottenham to make moves in the transfer market before the new 2018/19 Premier League season gets underway.
Mauricio Pochettino’s cool, calm and collected nature throughout the summer may just be about to come under question if his North London outfit fail to sign anyone before tonight’s deadline.
Nevertheless, on deadline day anything is possible and those deals that looked so far away from happening yesterday may become a reality today.
Here, we take a look at one potential arrival, and departure Spurs should prioritise on deadline day.
Potential arrival – Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
As many predicted, the Jack Grealish to Tottenham saga has gone right down to the wire, and it’s a deal that can still very much happen today before the clock hits five.
According to Sky Sports, the young midfielder still hasn’t given up hope of a move to Tottenham and is feeling disappointed and disillusioned with how Aston Villa has handled the whole ordeal.
With Grealish’s head reportedly turned it could be extremely tough for Villa to hold on to their talisman today and it may be in the clubs best interests to let him leave for Spurs.
It would be silly of Spurs not to do everything in their power to get this Grealish deal over the line, especially when you consider their lack of transfer activity this summer.
Grealish would only add to the English core Mauricio Pochettino has been growing during his four years at Tottenham, and is a player whose talent deserves to be broadcast in the top flight of English football week in, week out.
Every Tottenham fan will be praying that this one will go in their favour today and, if not, it’s an excellent opportunity to acquire a top young English talent gone to waste.
Potential departure – Danny Rose
Rose only made 10 appearances for Spurs last season and fell down the pecking order behind Ben Davies as the clubs starting left-back. A move away from North London on loan may be the best scenario for both parties.
Sky Sports state that Bundesliga side Schalke have begun discussions with Rose over a possible season-long loan deal – a move which would allow Rose to return to Tottenham next season to start over again.
The Bundesliga could be the perfect playground for Rose to find his feet once more and rediscover the form that saw him named in the Premier League PFA team of the year in the 2016/17 season.
Although it’s a risk getting rid of Rose for the season with no back up in place, it’s a move that needs to happen, more so for Rose’s sake rather than the club itself.
Time away from the Premier League will do the left back the world of good, and to play in a Schalke outfit managed by the enigmatic Domenico Tedesco will only improve him for his return next season.