Tottenham were reportedly interested in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the Lilywhites have recently sent scouts to watch the midfielder in action. One of Europe’s most talented young players, the 23-year-old would certainly be a hit in the Premier League, and his passing, technique and ability would mean that he’s a valuable asset at Tottenham.
However, he’s now renewed his deal at Lazio, meaning that a move in the immediate future is very unlikely.
That said, given that Spurs didn’t bring in any players over the summer, they must now move quickly to identify a few alternatives. Improvement is seriously needed in North London, and spending should be on the agenda in January as the Lillywhite look to play catch-up to Man City and Liverpool.
In truth, his renewal could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, because it means they can look at these TWO astute additions instead…
Lewis Cook may only be 21-years-old, but he’s already proving at Bournemouth just how good he can be.
Signed from Leeds, the young Englishman is a central midfielder with bags of potential, and whilst he may not be the most highly-rated young homegrown man, he’s certainly amongst the most talented.
Possessing a brilliant range of passing and dribbling, on his day he’s the sort of player that an entire system can run through, and that allows him to really dominate fixtures. At a team like Spurs, where he would undeniably be surrounded by more quality, he’d surely be more influential more often.
He’d be a worthy alternative to Milinkovic-Savic, not only because he’s homegrown and used to league, not to mention his ability is somewhat comparable, but he’d also likely be much cheaper – given that he’s rated at just £18 million by Transfer Markt.
Tottenham have a decent amount of attacking talent – but they don’t have anyone quite like Bertrand Traore.
The Burkina Faso ace moved to Lyon from Chelsea after failing to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, but now at 23-years-old, the attacker has truly come of age. He’s been one of Ligue 1’s best performers this term, and he’s already picked up 4 goals for the season.
Able to play across the attack, he’d be best suited to a role on the right-hand side, where he’s able to cut in and make an impact. He’s also, though, more than able to play as a number 9, meaning that he would also be a worth back-up for Harry Kane, too.
Not to mention, Erik Lamela hasn’t been able to dominate going forward for a while, and Son Heung-min can’t be expected to be the main man on that side all season long.
In Traore, then, Spurs would have a very wise target. He’s not an alternative to the aforementioned Spurs target, but he’d bee a great player to bring in to help improve the midfield.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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