Opinion: Tottenham should swoop for Roberto Pereyra following impressive recent form

Tottenham Hotspur have won three of their four opening fixtures of the Premier League season and currently sit in fifth place in the league table, but should consider a January transfer move for Watford’s inform versatile midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

What’s the issue?

Whilst Tottenham Hotspur has started the 2018/19 campaign off brightly, Mauricio Pochettino became the first manager in Premier League history to fail to make a signing in the summer transfer window, with many Spurs fans concerned about the depth to their squad.

With one of the top starting front threes in England’s top flight consisting of the likes of England captain Harry Kane, inform Lucas Moura and soon to return Son Heung-min, attention turns to Tottenham’s midfield.

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Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen provide phenomenal attacking presence, but defensively aren’t up to scratch, whilst the likes of Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are all top level defensive midfielders, but struggle going forward.

Mauricio Pochettino should be looking ahead to the January transfer market, and attempting to secure the signing of inform Watford midfielder Pereyra.

Why Roberto Pereyra?

Having joined the ranks at Vicarage Road from Juventus in August 2016, Roberto Pereyra struggled to maintain his spot in the Watford lineup, finding the net on just five occasions last season, but has excelled at the start of this campaign.

The 27-year-old versatile midfielder, who is capable of playing both down the left or in central midfield, has already found the net three times in the opening four Premier League fixtures, and is an integral part of the Hornets’ high flying, unbeaten team that are joint top of the league table.

Capable of giving cover to the likes of Son Heung-min on the left side of midfield, as well as all those in the centre, the Argentinian international could provide creativity and cover to the Tottenham squad.

Currently vying for places with Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Will Hughes and Nathaniel Chalobah, Pereyra is demonstrating that he has the capabilities to play at an elite level – something that Mauricio Pochettino should be taking notice of.

Having played in a midfield three alongside Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba in the 2015 Champions League final, Roberto Pereyra is not short of high level experience, and could not only provide strong cover across multiple areas of the Tottenham side, but perhaps push for a spot in their starting eleven.