According to The Express, Tottenham are targeting a summer move for Udinese winger Rodrigo De Paul.
The Argentinian has six goals and three assists in Serie A this season, and is seeking a move away. However, the article says that he is remaining committed to his current club, seeking a summer move instead.
The powerful winger is also capable of playing as a striker, something that is a huge asset to Tottenham. With Harry Kane always going to start for The Lilywhites, manager Mauricio Pochettino would want a player who can deputise when needed, similarly to what Son Heung-min does. Therefore, a player whose secondary position is striker is what Spurs will want more than anything else.
However, whilst a summer move would be great for Tottenham going into next season, it does not address the problems that Tottenham are facing here and now. With Harry Kane looking to be out until March with an ankle injury, as well as Son being away with South Korea at the Asian Cup, Tottenham are in desperate need for a striker.
Of course, Spurs do not want to panic buy this month and bring in a player that is unlikely to ever play again after this period, but they will equally want to bring someone in. De Paul just does not ease their pressures at all. This is a deal that Spurs should seek to complete, but they cannot think that this solves their problems between now and the summer.
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