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Landing £18m-rated lynchpin would give Tottenham their long-term Mousa Dembele replacement

The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern have been disappointed by their club’s lack of transfer activity so far this month.

Mauricio Pochettino has yet to bring new talent to the club this month despite the fact that Spurs are currently outside of the top-four with just 14 matches left to play. Of course, there is still plenty of time for The Lilywhites to move ahead of the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man United before the end of the season, but the fact that all of their rivals have added new players to their ranks this month is giving the supporters genuine cause for concern.

However, that is not to say that Pochettino will not follow his rivals lead and make at least one signing before the end of the month, as according to Calico Napoli, Tottenham are set to bid €38 million for Amadou Diawara.

The Guinea born central-midfielder has been a Napoli player since he signed from Bologna in a deal worth £13.05 million in August 2016, and the 20-year-old has been tipped to have a bright future in the game.

Diawara (valued at £18 million by Transfermarkt) is relatively unexposed at the highest level of the game so far, and he has found it difficult to break into Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven this season amidst competition from the likes of Jorginho, Allan, Zielinski and Hamsik.

Now that Mousa Dembele has turned 30, Tottenham should be looking towards the future for a talent to succeed the Belgian at the heart of their midfield. Harry Winks has already proven that he is a worthy candidate to eventually take the place of Dembele, but Pochettino will need further depth in his ranks if he wishes to claim silverware as Tottenham manager.

Pochettino has already demonstrated his willingness to allow players the opportunity to prove themselves at a very young age, and Diawara’s knowledge of that policy on youth players may persuade Napoli’s hot-prospect that a move to North-London would be in his best interests.

A transfer which saw Diawara swap Naples for London would certainly be a mutually beneficial agreement for all parties concerned, so Levy should finally splash the cash this month on this future star of European football.


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