Tottenham: Bundesliga interest for Son; Isco Contact; midfielder Sunderland-bound
Some Spurs fans have grown frustrated at the club’s lack of transfer activity since the captures of Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen early in the window.
However, their attentions at the moment seem to be focused on outgoings with Nacer Chadli signing for West Brom yesterday and Son Heung-min subject of interest from Werder Bremen.
According to The Daily Mail, Bremen have made a £24 million for the South Korean forward who Spurs paid £21 million for last summer.
Son scored eight goals in 42 appearances last season, but struggled to displace Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela or Harry Kane for Spurs’ starting XI.
The arrival of Janssen is likely to restrict his opportunities even further, and Mauricio Pochetinno has already shown that he is not scared to give players the chop.
Moreover, according to Marca, Spurs have contacted Real Madrid about the availability of attacking midfielder Isco.
Spurs have recently been linked with a move Hakan Calhanoglu, and Pochetinno is looking to add more flair and variety to Tottenham’s attack.
Isco is an immensely talented player, but questions have persisted at the Bernabeu for some time about his attitude and application.
The Spanish international scored just three goals in 31 La Liga appearances last season, but is the type of ‘big name’ that would excite the fans.
However, Pochetinno has built his reputation without any such star name, preferring diligent and hard-working players who buy into his high intensity style of play.
Daniel Levy has been known though to exert his own influence over transfer policy, and the removal of Paul Mitchell as head of recruitment may have strengthened his position further.
Finally, according to The Daily Express Sunderland have agreed an £8 million fee with Spurs for English midfielder Ryan Mason.
Mason was given a chance of first team football during Pochettino’s first season at the club, and though fans admired his high work rate and commitment to the cause it has become quite clear that he isn’t quite up to scratch.
He made only 22 Premier League appearances last season, as Eric Dier was converted into a central midfield option and Moussa Dembele flourished.
Dembele’s absence has been keenly felt at the start of this season however, with Spurs struggling for rhythm without his technical assurance and ball retention skills.
Mason isn’t quite up to the same standard, and though he is a willing runner and tidy passer of a ball, he may have found his level at the Stadium of Light.
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