Writing for football.london, journalist Colin Millar has tipped Tottenham to sign long time target and specialist right-back Elseid Hysaj in January – going on to hint that he could be a suitable replacement for Serge Aurier.
Hysaj, who was targeted by Spurs fan favourite and ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino last year, could be sold by Napoli in January with the two parties yet to agree on a contract extension.
Should Spurs sign Hysaj in January?
No, we have Aurier and Doherty
Indeed, his current deal expires at the end of this current campaign, and the Italian giants would want to sell him on for a profit rather than let him go as a free agent.
Hysaj still on the cards?
Hysaj, still only 26-years-old, could also represent a real bargain given he is only valued at around £12.16 million by Transfermarkt – something that could entice chairman Daniel Levy into doing a deal.
The player’s agent also stated that ‘he will leave‘, with the defender’s future looking more bleak than ever at the San Paolo Stadium after he has been seeking a transfer for the better part of a year.
Millar, writing for football.london, has explained that Hysaj could be a viable option for Spurs in January as Aurier’s potential successor – despite the summer signing of Matt Doherty.
The Ivorian’s future, despite him recently impressing, looks uncertain – and apparently boss Jose Mourinho would appreciate Hysaj’s versatility as an alternative.
Transfer Tavern take
Capable of playing on either the right and left sides, he could be a useful asset as he begins to reach his prime years, and Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis may be forced to sell for a cheap fee given the player’s contract situation.
Time will tell whether Spurs lodge a pursuit, but the ‘very intelligent‘ ace could be a great option.
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