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Five playmakers to fill van der Vaart’s shoes at Tottenham

Whether Tottenham will make it into the top four is the topic of conversation here at the Football Transfer Tavern, and the general feeling is that they may be a decent playmaker short.

The decision to sell Rafael van der Vaart in the summer came as something of a surprise, especially as Luka Modric had already departed for Real Madrid.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is yet to show his best since arriving from Hoffenheim in the summer, whilst Moussa Dembele has shown flashes of brilliance amidst a spell on the sidelines with injury.

Too many points have been dropped at White Hart Lane, with last weekends goalless draw at home to Stoke City the prime example of where Tottenham have struggled to turn one point into three. Not for the first time this season, Spurs look to have run out of ideas as they attempt to break a side down fully intent on settling for a point.

Click on Andre Villas-Boas to take a look at five playmakers the Spurs boss could target this January transfer window.

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