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Levy really needs to raid Man United in January to get Tottenham back to best

The resident Lilywhites in the Transfer Tavern are anticipating a much-improved second-half of the season for their club.  

Tottenham Hotspur have fallen slightly below the expectations they would have set for themselves at the beginning of the season, but they remain on track for a top-four finish this season. If last season is anything to go by, then Mauricio Pochettino’s side will certainly be progressing up the Premier League table in the months to come.

Tottenham went on a magnificent run of 12 wins from their final 13 league matches last season to claim a 2nd place finish with 86 points – their greatest ever return from a Premier League season.

And the Spurs supporters propping up the bar are hoping their side will replicate their brilliant form from the end of last season for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.

The upcoming January transfer window will give Pochettino an opportunity to strengthen his side and ensure that they achieve a top-four finish this season.

With that being said, Spurs should be on high-alert following reports in The Daily Mirror that claim Jose Mourinho is ready to offload United’s Armenian ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan has failed to live up the standard that was expected of him following his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2016.

In his final season for the Bundesliga giants, Mkhitaryan scored a whopping 23 goals and laid on a truly remarkable 32 assists from 52 matches in all-competitions – a record which suggests he has an enormous potential that remains to be unlocked in the English top-flight.

For all of Tottenham’s qualities in the final-third, they still seem to be short of a player who can drive at opponents with pace and purpose to offer a different dynamic to what the likes of Alli and Eriksen provide for the Lilywhites.

Mkhitaryan’s career has certainly not flourished to a level many predicted at Old Trafford, but his underachievement in Manchester should give Pochettino motivation to bring him to Wembley and help the Armenian captain prove what a devastating prospect he can be in the English top-flight.

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