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Tottenham should launch a swoop for James Rodriguez

Tottenham should launch a swoop for James Rodriguez

Tottenham Hotspur will be desperate to improve on their recent run of results as they’ve slipped out of the Premier League title race and now face a battle to secure a top-four spot. 

Spurs remain in the Champions League, Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, so they still have plenty of opportunities to secure silverware in the current campaign.

However, with the January transfer window now here, it’s about time Daniel Levy made a move.

Levy’s best signing over the past few years or so is arguably Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian signed for a bargain price of £11.4 million back in July of 2015 and has since gone on to establish himself as one of the best central defenders in the whole of world football, as well as an international star and he has already played a monumental part in Spurs’ rise under current boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Heung-Min Son has played a massive part since joining as he continues to bang in the goals in North London, but the price of the Alderweireld deal and the Belgian’s overall impact on proceedings makes him the better signing.

However, with fan favourite Christian Eriksen’s future surrounded with doubt at this moment in time, the Lilywhites may need to bring in a replacement.

One player who is seemingly searching for an exit is Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez. The Colombian international is reportedly being eyed by North London rivals Arsenal, and a deal could hinge on selling Mesut Ozil, though he is interested in a move to England nevertheless.

It is reported that Arsenal will need to cover the remaining £3 million of the £11.5 million loan fee Bayern Munich agreed with Real Madrid to secure his services, so Levy should go ahead and match it before it’s too late.

Rodriguez has established himself as one of the world’s best attacking midfielders over the past few seasons, but this season has been one to forget as he continues to search for a way out of his current loan deal at Bayern Munich.

His passing ability and eagle eye for goal is second to none and he has already produced a countless amount of world-class performances in the Champions League and internationally. The 27-year-old’s creativity would easily take Spurs to another level, with Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli all thriving off runs in behind.

Spurs have definitely splashed the cash at times over the past few years, but they haven’t managed to make a top-tier recently, other than securing a string of solid captures, so Rodriguez could be the next.

Tottenham Hotspur fans – thoughts on a potential move for James Rodriguez?

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