Derby sacked Paul Clement after their form crashed back down to earth and the Rams are without a win in their last seven league games. What better time could there be to bring in reinforcements from an in-form Premier League side?
Spurs are pushing towards their first title since long before the inception of the Premier League, but, knowing Mauricio Pochettino as we do, he is sure to be planning long into the future with his youngsters preparing to be moved on for loan moves as Championship clubs, like Derby, look to add to their squad before the deciding days of the season.
Harry Kane is the perfect example of how a step down to gain first team experience can help you in the long-term to develop as a player, making the prospect of some minutes at Derby tempting for many youngsters in the Spurs academy – or even some of the ostracised first-team.
Here are the FIVE players Derby should move for..
As Derby look to avoid sliding out of the play-off positions, the addition of a player with Europa League experience could be of huge help to the squad.
Onomah has been a bright spark when he has appeared for the first-team and he continues to impress in whatever position he is asked to play.
Njie arrived from Lyon last summer, but he has failed to get regular minutes in the Spurs first-team.
The Frenchman can play as either a right winger or the centre forward and possesses electric pace that would terrify many Championship defences. His experience in France would add a great deal to Derby’s squad and the youngster must be dying for minutes.
Winks made his first team debut back in 2014, in a typical Europa League fixture, but the youngster has yet to make any regular impact for the first-team.
The central midfield berth is extremely crowded at Spurs, with Dembele, Bentaleb, Mason, Dier and Alli all competing for minutes so a loan move must be best for Winks.
An injury to Hughes has left Derby a little short in midfield at times and Winks would provide enthusiasm that could lift the Rams out of their poor form.
Oduwa has experience of international football at both under 17 and under 18 levels and the left sided attacker has returned from a loan spell with Rangers.
The youngster is still raw, but any young forward from such a high quality academy can produce match winning moments.
Amos, a defensive midfielder, has made the step up to Spurs’ Under 21 squad and has represented his country at under 18 level.
Able to cover at full-back Amos was a lynch pin in Spurs’ youth cup side and is now a regular in the under 21s.