Mousa Dembele’s future at the club remains uncertain with reports suggesting a move to Italy could still be on the cards.
The Belgium international has been a crucial player under Mauricio Pochettino during the Argentine’s reign at the club but has less than one year remaining on his contract. Dembele has heavily linked with a summer transfer but ultimately stayed put in north London. The Belgian is currently sidelined until 2019 meaning he may have already played his last game for the Lilywhites.
Reports suggest that Juventus are lining up a move for the maestro when the window reopens in January. With Emre Can and Sami Khedira both struggling for fitness, Juve see Dembele as the perfect alternative as he could be available on the cheap.
To replace him, Spurs should line up a move for Napoli hotshot – Piotr Zielinski. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the Poland international was once set to join Liverpool but instead signed for Napoli after impressing during a loan spell with Empoli. Zielinski was a crucial player for his team last season, spearheading Napoli’s title challenge under Maurizio Sarri.
Zielinski is a box-to-box midfielder who would thrive in Pochettino’s system. Blessed with fantastic technical ability, the Pole’s excellent range of passing would lessen the creative burden on the shoulders of Christian Eriksen. Zielinski is also a constant goal threat due to his superb long-range shooting ability.
The 24-year-old possesses a fantastic engine meaning he should have no issues adapting to life in England. Spurs should finally give him the chance to showcase his ability in the Premier League.
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