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Ruben Neves would be the ideal man to replace Dembele at Tottenham in the summer

Ruben Neves would be the ideal man to replace Dembele at Tottenham in the summer - Tottenham

Tottenham are surely set to make wholesale changes to their squad during the summer transfer window after two windows of no spending.

Once again Mauricio Pochettino opted to keep his chequebook closed in January – the second successive window where Tottenham have failed to make a single signing. Despite their lack of spending, Spurs are still well and truly in the Premier League title race after coming from behind to beat Watford in mid-week. With their new stadium nearing completion, the summer transfer window should be a completely different story.

Funds will finally be available for the former Southampton manager who will look to strengthen areas of his starting XI. A host of fringe players are expected to leave the club to bolster the money available for new recruits. After Mousa Dembele’s departure, Victor Wanyama could also depart meaning a new midfielder will be needed.

The ideal recruit would be Wolverhampton Wanderers maestro – Ruben Neves. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the midfielder burst on the scene with FC Porto after captaining them in the Champions League at the age of 18. Despite interest from top clubs all across Europe, with the help of Jorge Mendes, Wolves won the race for his signature in 2017 with just £16m.

Neves was a crucial player during their Championship title win last season and his impressive performances have continued in the Premier League. The Portugal international has wowed fans with his wonderful range of passing as well as chipping in with some crucial goals for Nuno Espirito Santo. As well as his attacking prowess, Neves is also a fine defender – averaging 2.5 tackles and 2.1 interceptions per game this season (WhoScored).

It would take a mammoth fee to prise him from Molineux but the price would definitely be worth it for the Lilywhites.

Tottenham fans, thoughts? 


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