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Three players Tottenham could look to pick up on a free in the summer

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Three players Tottenham could look to pick up on a free in the summer

Having decided against making any signings in the summer transfer window as the market became inflated, Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino may look to get ahead by pouncing to sign players on free transfers in the summer.

There are a number of players available on the market, including a number of their own players who are running down contracts such as Moussa Dembele. Replacing them well could be crucial.

Adrien Rabiot

A move that would be far from simple, but many argue that a move to sign Rabiot would be exactly what Tottenham need to really cement their place as leaders in the Premier League. The Frenchman has been ostracised in Paris after his agent and mother told RTL that he would leave on a free in the summer.

Rabiot has been strongly linked with Barcelona, though negotiations have slowed of late according to Mundo Deportivo, and Spurs could benefit by bringing in the strong Frenchman to add quality and youth into the holding midfield role.

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 24: Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain runs with the ball during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Toulouse FC at Parc des Princes on November 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Anthony Martial

 

Another move which would be ambitious to say the least, and may have been made impossible by Manchester United’s decision to dismiss Jose Mourinho. Since then, the Frenchman has returned to the fore and shown why Spurs would want him.

Quick, mobile and intelligent, Martial is a deadly attacker and would be deadly alongside Heung Min Son and Harry Kane in attack with his pace suiting Spurs’ counter-attacking danger.

Hector Herrera

The 28-year-old has been tipped as a potential alternative to Moussa Dembele and it’s easy to see why. At Porto, he has shown an ability to play in both a defensive and offensive midfield role.

Excellent on the ball but not afraid to get stuck in, he offers the kind of technical ability that Pochettino has been demanding from the likes of Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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