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Report: Tottenham and Watford close to agreement over Sissoko move

Talks between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford are progressing over a move for Moussa Sissoko, according to Fabrizio Romano.

What’s the story?

The transfer guru has claimed that an agreement between the two clubs is close.

Earlier on Thursday, the Italian journalist revealed the Lilywhites had opened talks over a move to the Hornets.

Sissoko has been put up for sale by Spurs after enjoying a bit-part role over the last year or so.

The 32-year-old played just 25 times in the Premier League last season. He has made the matchday squad in just one of Nuno Espirito Santo’s first four games this campaign.

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Watford have a history of signing out-of-favour Spurs midfielders. They took Etienne Capoue off the north Londoners’ hands in the summer of 2015.

Mauricio Pochettino previously labelled Sissoko one of the team’s ‘most important’ players.

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Sissoko move would help Tottenham secure further signings

You could class this summer as a success for the club already.

Tottenham have already signed a backup goalkeeper, a central defender and an attacker.

However, there is still much more business to do in the face of potential departures.

It makes a move for Sissoko to Watford very important for Tottenham in what remains of the window.

Spurs will desperately be hoping the midfielder can secure the transfer so they can complete further moves.

There are still gaps to plug on the right side of defence and in the centre-forward position.

Harry Kane was virtually on his own at times last season, scoring and assisting a total of 50 goals.

What if he gets injured? You feel as though, despite success without Kane so far this campaign, Spurs can ill-afford not to sign another striker.

Meanwhile, if Aurier departs as expected, it would leave just Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty in the right-back position.

Tanganga has been a success so far, but he is still just 22, while the Ireland international has been unfavoured by Nuno.

Signing further players is important despite the successes of this summer. But, with sales proving crucial, Sissoko could still have a massive role to play for the team.

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