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TBR View: Tottenham fans should be happy as club join Arsenal in race for Sanches

Tottenham Hotspur fans should be ecstatic after the club joined rivals Arsenal in the race to sign Renato Sanches.

According to Le10 Sport, the Lilywhites are strongly interested in the 23-year-old. A report a few weeks ago claimed the £21m-rated Portugal international was a potential target for the Gunners.

However, he’s attracting mass attention following his performances for his country at Euro 2020. Barcelona are thought to be leading the race for the central midfielder

He was instrumental in his country’s 2-2 draw with World Cup champions France, winning the most fouls and completing the second-most dribbles.

His domination at the heart of Portugal’s team was a sight to behold, and exactly what Arsenal and Tottenham need.

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Spurs lacked any sort of drive in the second-half of last season. The team were just one point off the top-four towards the end of January, however, collapsed from there on out.

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Tottenham have struggled in midfield amid Sanches links

Midfield was a key problem area for Jose Mourinho’s side with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg the only consistent performer.

Tanguy Ndombele did average 2.2 dribbles per league game, but, the inconsistency of his performances were worrying. The £56m signing has yet to settle in north London, begging questions over his future.

Adding someone of Sanches’ quality seems a no-brainer. Even prior to the European Championship, he enjoyed a fantastic year with Lille.

The ace lifted the Ligue 1 title, helping the French side overcome giants Paris Saint Germain.

It’s easy to see why Sanches is linked with so many clubs. Tottenham may have little chance of signing him. However, snatching him from the hands of their fierce rivals would taste sweet.

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