As we approach almost a third of the way through this year’s January transfer window, we have already seen some headline acts make the switch from one club to another.
However, potentially quite worrying for Tottenham Hotspur fans, there has so far been little movement from Mauricio Pochettino or his hierarchical peers to provide concrete hope of a more prosperous 2018.
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The north London side have undoubtably overachieved in recent times under the Argentine, but this season seems to be the first to show Spurs’ pitfalls in some respects, with several factors, such as their shallow squad, temporary home and simple inconsistency across all fronts troubling to witness.
As for many Premier League clubs, the winter window could, however, prove a catalyst for a latter-campaign push, and with Daniel Levy often keen to drag out the securing of talent until the hindmost of hours, here are two players who should be on Tottenham’s radar in the final three weeks of the transfer window.
Firstly, a player who Spurs have long been reportedly courting; Ryan Sessegnon.
The 17-year-old impressed immensley for Fulham last term, however, has gone on to do so even further in the opening months of this season.
It seems the England Under-19 international had adapted his game somewhat, with his performances for the Championship outfit not only possessing the much-appreciated and welcomed defensive nouse of a player beyond his years, but the development also in an attacking sense has been clear to see.
Sessegnon certainly fits into Tottenham’s youthful mandate, and the combination of seven goals and four assists across four different left-hand sided positions holds him in good stead for Pochettino’s adaptable tactics.
Maybe a slightly more balanced transfer target in terms of both pros and cons, but one still possessing quality in abundance, is that of Barcelona’s Andre Gomes.
If reports are to be believed Tottenham were on the cusp of securing the Portugal international at the 11th hour during the summer window, but for reasons unknown, most likely monetary, no deal could be struck.
There is no doubt that the 24-year-old’s introduction into the Spurs ranks would be a positive one, despite the player struggling to truly make his mark at the Camp Nou this term.
But, with the Benfica youth academy graduate already having made five appearances in this season’s Champions League, effectively ruling him out of the competition should he join Tottenham, he could well fall victim of the Premier League’s infamous first season syndrome.