Tottenham and Paris Saint Germain’s transfer business looks intertwined this month, with the north London club needing a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino and the French champions also requiring midfield reinforcements.
Sky Sports report that Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has been watched by Spurs with a view to replacing Dembele, who looks set for a switch to China.
But PSG have reportedly made a move for the Dutchman and with Spurs unable to match the Parisiens’ huge riches, that could put paid to their hopes of landing him.
That said, Tottenham are apparently keen on a cut-price deal for PSG’s Adrien Rabiot, so they could turn the van de Beek blow into a positive if they can land Rabiot instead.
Tottenham’s transfer business is complicated by the likes of PSG being in the market, because they simply cannot compete with the riches on offer at Parc des Princes.
But if van de Beek is set for a big money move that puts him out of Mauricio Pochettino’s clutches, Spurs must act fast to sign the man he is replacing, Rabiot.
The deep playmaker would be a huge asset to Spurs and while Dembele is irreplaceable, Rabiot has a similar blend of size and guile.