Tottenham remain hot on the heels of the league leaders following an excellent start to the Premier League season.
Spurs made history by becoming the first side since the transfer window was created in 2003 not to add a single player to their squad. Mauricio Pochettino placed his trust in his current roster of players and instead handed out long-term contracts to his key players. Fears that Spurs would be left behind by their rivals were quickly eased with Tottenham winning three of their opening four fixtures.
The transfer window may be closed, but many Spurs players are still being linked with an exit. Moussa Dembele is being rumoured with a move to China while Toby Alderweireld still has less than one year on his contract amid interest from Manchester United. Danny Rose could also leave the club after a move to PSG fell through in the final week of the window.
Should Rose depart, Tottenham should make a move for Augsburg defender – Philipp Max. Valued at £15.3m by Transfermarkt, the 24-year-old enjoyed a stellar season in the Bundesliga last year and reportedly attracted interest from Everton who instead signed Lucas Digne from Barcelona. When the window reopens, Tottenham should aim to bring him to North London.
Max scooped a remarkable 13 assists from defence last season, breaking the Bundesliga record for defenders, highlighting the threat he poses from the left flank. With a world-class finisher like Harry Kane in the box, his assist tally would only increase. Max also created an incredible 75 chances last season meaning the England captain would be licking his lips at the thought of his arrival.
The German would be a serious upgrade on Rose that Pochettino would be foolish not to consider.
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