Tottenham could well delve into the market once again in January as Jose Mourinho continues to look to ensure his Spurs squad is as good as it can be to challenge for trophies.
It’s been a mainly positive start for Mourinho’s men. Despite a loss at Antwerp in midweek, big wins against the likes of Man United and Southampton have given the club and its fans cause for optimism.
The summer was a good one, too. A number of fine players arrived to bolster the ranks and the likes of Bale, Hojbjerg, and Doherty should all prove fine additions over the campaign.
But like with most teams, there is always scope for improvement. And one area Spurs need to address in the long-term is up front, where Harry Kane needs back up and support. Indeed, Carlos Vinicius is tasked with that job this season.
However, the summer saw Tottenham linked with a move to RB Salzburg ace, Patson Daka. The Zambian forward, 22, has started the season in explosive form and could well be the man for the future for Mourinho.
Pace, power, and goals
In terms of a modern striker, they don’t come much more ready-made in terms of attributes than Daka. Powerful with the ball when in motion but with good pace to go with it, the 22-year-old is a massive threat.
Add to that his lethal finishing – 12 in 11 in all competitions this season already – and you can draw a pretty clear picture as to what sort of striker Daka is.
Furthemore, the potential is there for even more improvement. 22 is no age in football and surrounded by the likes of Kane, Bale, and Heung-Min Son, Daka would only improve further.
Long-term options are something all clubs need to consider. So, with January now just around 10 weeks away, the time could be now for Tottenham to follow up on that summer interest and cement a player whose reputation is only going to blossom in the coming weeks and months.
Like with a lot of things in life, sometimes it’s best to strike while the iron is hot.