Mauricio Pochettino should be looking to lessen the creative burden on Christian Eriksen’s shoulders in January.
Spurs made history by not signing a single player during the summer transfer window with Pochettino instead focusing on trying a number of key players to a new contract. Harry Kane penned a new deal and Spurs also opened talks with Eriksen over extending his stay in North London. Despite being confident of reaching an agreement, the Dane didn’t put pen to paper on a new deal.
His current contract expires in 2020 which fuelled speculation that the 25-year-old could decide to leave the club. Reports suggested that Paris St Germain were extremely interested in signing the Denmark international, but Eriksen remains happy to stay with the Lilywhites for the foreseeable. Nevertheless, Pochettino needs to add creativity to the squad to ease the expectations on the former Ajax playmaker.
One man he should target is AC Milan winger – Suso. Valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, the Spaniard is no stranger to the Premier League having made his debut in England at the age of 18 for Liverpool. His time on Merseyside ultimately did not go to plan, and he was eventually sold to AC Milan where he has blossomed into a fine footballer.
The 24-year-old has developed into a key player for the Italian side making 50 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring six goals and registering ten assists. Suso has continued his excellent form into the new campaign, scoring two goals and notching three assists in his first six appearances.
The forward could be the perfect addition to the Tottenham squad to give Pochettino more options in attack. His arrival could mean even more goals for Harry Kane with Suso averaging an impressive 2.7 key passes per game this season – more than any other Tottenham player this season (WhoScored). The Spaniard is also adding goals to his game making him an ideal January signing for the Lilywhites.
Bringing Suso back to England could prove to be a Pochettino masterstroke.
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