During the summer, Tottenham Hotspur were linked with several big names in the transfer window, but the media were really focused on their chase for West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino, which eventually did not come to fruition.
Yes Spurs needed an attacker to help take the burden of star man Harry Kane, but in new boys Son Heung-Min and Clinton N’Jie, not to mention the club’s wealth of other attacking players, the Lilywhites already have a source of goals waiting to be tapped.
Their problem is not as much of who’s playing in attack, but who is sitting in front of their defenders to provide a shield for the back-four.
Southampton star Victor Wanyama was thought to be close to making a move to White Hart Lane, but the Saints were reluctant to lose two defensive midfielders in one transfer window (Morgan Schneiderlin went to Man United) and kept hold of the Kenyan international.
Now Spurs will once again prepare to raid the January market in search of their combative midfielder, but maybe this time it’ll be good value to look at these cheaper alternatives than the big names floating around in media.
Here are Five cheaper midfielders Tottenham should consider signing in January!