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£27m-rated midfield lynchpin would be the ideal replacement for Victor Wanyama at Tottenham

The heart-rate of the Tottenham punters in the Transfer Tavern has finally returned to normal after coming out on top in a nine-goal thriller against Leicester.

A 5-4 victory over the Foxes secured a top-four finish for the Lilywhites, but Harry Kane was unable to beat Mohamed Salah to claim his third consecutive Premier League golden boot. With a new stadium waiting for them, Tottenham are at a crossroads.

Owner Daniel Levy must decide whether to pump money into the club, fund the huge transfers and pay the big wages or stick to their current model which is yet to deliver a trophy under Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was vocal in his press conference that Levy must ‘take risks’ and bring the club forward; which cast doubt over his future at the club.

A summer overhaul could be on the cards with Victor Wanyama reportedly on the way out. To replace him, Spurs should bring Sevilla midfielder – Steven N’Zonzi – back to the Premier League. Valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, the French midfielder is an imposing figure in midfield, standing at 6’ 4”.

N’Zonzi last featured in England for Stoke back in 2015 before heading to Spain for just £7m. He has made 43 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish side, scoring one goal.

Defensively, the 29-year-old is a significant upgrade on Wanyama. He has made more blocks, clearances and interceptions per 90 minutes than the Kenyan midfielder, according to Squawka. Also, N’Zonzi is much better on the ball, completed an average of 40 more passes per game than Wanyama.

Already familiar with life in England, the former Blackburn midfielder could be the perfect man for Pochettino as he looks to revamp his squad.

Tottenham fans, thoughts?

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