The resident Lilywhites in the Transfer Tavern are concerned by rumours linking Mousa Dembele with a move away from the club.
Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a decent opening to the campaign, but they will need to see an improvement in their results during the second half of the season if they wish to safely secure a place in the top-four this season. Pochettino may seek to stimulate an improvement through the acquisition of some quality talent during the January transfer window.
However, according to reports emerging from the Italian media, Pochettino’s immediate concern should be persuading his current crop of players to remain in North-London this month, as Corriere Dello Sport have reported that Mousa Dembele could be set for a move to AC Milan this month.
Dembele has been Tottenham’s lynchpin at the heart of the midfield since his move from Fulham in the summer of 2012, but he has struggled to reach his usual high standard this season.
The Belgian did suffer an ankle injury earlier in the campaign that ruled him out for over a month and his absence from the side seems to have disrupted his flow somewhat.
Now that Dembele is 30-years-old, it is likely that Pochettino could be open to the possibility of selling their midfield general and bringing in a younger talent to replace him.
The departure of Dembele will certainly disappoint the majority of Lilywhites supporters, but there are a number of talented players across Europe who would easily help them forget about their beloved Belgian.
With that being said, here are two midfielders who Pochettino should sign to strengthen Tottenham’s midfield.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!