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George Elek claims reported Tottenham targets Bradley Dack and Jarrod Bowen are ready for step up in class

George Elek claims reported Tottenham targets Bradley Dack and Jarrod Bowen are ready for step up in class

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a handful of players plying their trade in the Championship so far this season and those rumours have only intensified in light of their recent injury crisis. 

First Kane and now Alli – Tottenham’s precarious situation is looking bleak ahead of their crucial clash with Chelsea on Thursday evening. Son Heung-min’s absence has exacerbated Tottenham fears for the short-term future, with natural wide man Lucas Moura and unconvincing veteran Fernando Llorente seemingly the only realistic options at centre-forward.

However, a tactical decision which saw Lucas spearheading the attack would remove another option for Pochettino in attacking midfield positions, and that could eventually leave him short if Spurs suffer the unfortunate fate of another injury setback.

The unenviable situation Pochettino is facing has provoked plenty of fresh reports concerning a potential move for Jarrod Bowen (as per The Sun), while Bradley Dack is another Championship talent who has been linked with Tottenham in the past (as per Daily Express).

Both players have been shining lights in the second tier this season, but performances at that level do not necessarily guarantee a smooth transition to top-flight football, however, journalist George Elek claimed both players are ready for the step up to a top-six club while speaking to Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast.

“The person right now would have to be Bowen or Dack.

“Either one of those going into the Spurs team wouldn’t look out of place at all. I’ve left out Jack Grealish given his injury problems but they’re of a similar ilk.”

With Bowen and Dack boasting goal scoring returns of 14 in 28 and 10 in 25 respectively, it’s easy to understand why Spurs have expressed an interest in bringing them to the club.

Bowen’s performances have been absolutely integral to Hull City’s progress this season and Blackburn could still be fighting in promotion in League One if it weren’t for Dack’s electric form last season.

The manner in which James Maddison has stepped up to the Premier League this season proves that high performing Championship performers should not be snubbed due to the perceived quality of the second tier, as Spurs now sit within a contingent of top clubs who are likely to regret their failure to capitalise on the now Leicester ace’s availability last summer.

Elek’s admission suggests that Dack and Bowen could yet be on a similar path to Maddison, but history tells Spurs supporters that murmurs emerging from north London are unlikely to translate into official bids in the final days of the January window.

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