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Pochettino should look to Belgium in January to continue CL push

Pochettino should look to Belgium in January to continue CL push

After a solid start to the season, Tottenham have bookended the international break with losses to Watford and now Liverpool. 

Despite those two losses, Spurs will still be expected to finish the season in the top-half and maybe even finally capture some silverware for a squad that has so far underachieved over the last few years.

Since his arrival, Mauricio Pochettino has constructed a very strong squad without really spending too much in the transfer window. Within that squad, three Belgians make up what is a very strong core: Moussa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. With those three ageing, Pochettino should once again revisit Belgium to find some more talent to add to his squad.

Siebe Schrijvers 

Despite being just 22, Siebe Schrijvers has amassed a pretty healthy career in Belgium so far. Capable of pretty much playing anywhere across the attacks, Schrijvers’ goalscoring record isn’t the best but moving to Spurs could well be the place where the attacker blossoms.

Valued at £3.15 million, the forward could be a great addition to the Tottenham squad due to his ability to not only play in multiple positions, create goals but also score them too.

Signed from Genk over the summer, the under-21 international could be a cut-price deal that could add some great depth to Spurs, although it may not be a popular one.

Thorgan Hazard

A known name to the Chelsea faithful, Thorgan Hazard has quietly established himself as a solid player in the Bundesliga away from his brother’s shadow at Chelsea.

Last season for Borussia Monchengladbach, the Belgium international scored 10 goals to go along with eight assists in 34 games in the Bundesliga. Despite not scoring in the league so far this season, the Belgian has been a key part in the club’s unbeaten start.

Capable of playing as a 10 or on either wing, Hazard would add some great quality to a Spurs side that needs to help Harry Kane. In reality, Erik Lamela isn’t a part of the club’s long-term plans while Dele Alli is going through a patch of poor form.

Valued at £19.8 million, Hazard could be a cheap January pick me up for a side that needs to be pushing to stay in the Champions League.

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