Tottenham Hotspur’s consistency issues have halted their pursuit of the Premier League title, which will come as a big blow for supporters who hoped that this was their year.
Spurs have certainly impressed under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino so far this season, but their recent loss against Manchester United highlighted that improvements are required.
Indeed, with the January transfer window now here, perhaps Spurs should be looking to bring in a central midfielder after waving goodbye to Mousa Dembele recently.
So, perhaps the Lilywhites should take inspiration from their North London rivals as they search for a replacement, having seen Lucas Torreira’s rise to stardom in the Premier League since joining back in the summer months.
One player who could fit the mould for Pochettino is Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka. Torriera was a rising star during his time at Sampdoria and Lobotka is already receiving similar hype on the international stage and in the La Liga.
Chelsea have been linked (as per Calciomercato) with a move for Lobotka in recent times, and the 24-year-old has a £45 million release clause, so Spurs may have to beat their London rivals to the punch and could be forced to splash the cash in order to secure his services.
Of course, Harry Winks does a solid job in the middle of midfield for the Lilywhites, but a defensive midfielder could definitely cure their current weaknesses as Lobotka thrives in front of the defence. He is really starting to come into his own and is only 24 years of age, so the best is still to come from the Slovakian international.
The defensive midfielder is very similar to Torreira in many ways, as he adopts a dogged approach, has pace at his disposal, is strong in the tackle and has an incredible passing ability. He has established himself as one of Slovakia’s rising stars and is developing into a hot topic over in Spain, so Spurs should waste no time in signing him.
Tottenham Hotspur fans – thoughts on a potential move for Stanislav Lobotka?
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