Three things that must happen for Tottenham to count transfer deadline day as a success
Tottenham made slow progress in their recruitment at the start of the window, but they have kicked into action during the final month. They have signed Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth to strengthen their defensive options, but there is hope that they will make one or two more additions before the deadline. Last summer, they signed Moussa Sissoko on the final day of the window. Supporters will be hoping this deadline day goes better for them. Here are three things that would make deadline day a success for the club:
Complete Aurier signing
The right back has been a prominent target during the final weeks of the window as Tottenham try to replace Kyle Walker. Sky Sports reported yesterday that his move to North London was imminent after a work permit was granted to the Ivorian. The fee is believed to be £23 million, which represents great business for the club after selling Walker for £50 million.
There have been some complaints about the rumoured signing based on his chequered past as an individual. However, there is no doubting his ability on the football pitch. He will improve the Tottenham first eleven in a position that needed to be strengthened. Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping this deal gets completed as expected.
Move a couple of squad players on
There isn’t any fear that first teamers will leave on deadline day, but they will be hoping to move a couple of the squad players on if possible. Kevin Wimmer left to join Stoke City earlier in the week and he may not be the last one to depart North London this window. Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen will both struggle for regular game-time this season.
It would benefit Spurs to move both on as they are big wage earners. Stoke City were rumoured to be interested in Janssen, according to the Sun. Meanwhile, the Mail report that Inter Milan made an enquiry for Sissoko. If they could move both on for a reasonable fee, it would be deemed a success for the club.
Sign an attacker to add competition to the squad
They aren’t as advanced in their search for an attacker as they would like, but they will be looking to strengthen that area on deadline day. A number of names have been linked with the club and it will be interesting to see if any of them come through the door. The Mirror report that the club are interested in Demarai Gray and that is a possibility on deadline day.
There could also be a battle for Ross Barkley today, as the Telegraph reported earlier this month that Tottenham and Chelsea want to sign the midfielder. His injury status makes him a risk, but he would be a great addition to the squad and excite the supporters. An attacking signing would excite the supporters and the club should push hard to make one.
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