Murmurs are beginning to surface that Tottenham Hotspur could be active in the upcoming January transfer window and they have now been linked with a £43million move to sign Denis Zakaria – but surely they need to make room for the Swiss star.
German newspaper Bild have claimed that Tottenham are interested in signing the 22-year-old ahead of the January transfer window, but face plenty of competition from some of Europe’s biggest sides.
Despite his hefty price tag, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are all said to be keen on the 24-time Switzerland international – who continues to shine at the base of Gladbach’s midfield.
Zakaria would be pushing for the starting eleven despite the presence of Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele. Spurs have plenty of options in central midfield but surely the signing of Zakaria would push a couple of players towards the exit door.
Victor Wanyama almost left the club in the summer for Club Brugge but a move failed to materialise before the deadline. He has since been linked with a return to Scottish champions Celtic.
Even without the signing of Zakaria, Wanyama is expected to leave the club just over three years after joining from Southampton for £11million (Guardian). The Kenya captain is completely surplus to requirements.
But if Zakaria joins the ranks, it cannot just be Wanyama that would be tempted to leave Spurs. Eric Dier is struggling to get back into the side, and the £5million (Mail) signing from Sporting Lisbon would only fall down the ranks if Zakaria joins.
So, surely the signing of Zakaria would not only push Wanyama towards the Tottenham exit, but also England international Dier as the dup continue to struggle to oust Winks and Ndombele.