Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a phenomenal transfer window, signing no fewer than six first-team players, but are they finished just yet?
According to talkSPORT’s Geoff Peters, the north London outfit are one of several clubs chasing AFC Bournemouth forward Joshua King before the domestic deadline in ten days time.
Over the course of his managerial career, Jose Mourinho has often deployed an inside-forward on the flank – think of Samuel Eto’o in that famous Inter Milan side or even Marcus Rashford during his time at Old Trafford.
Currently, that role is fulfilled perfectly by the in-form Heung-min Son, who has already bagged six goals from four appearances in the Premier League this season.
But Spurs could quickly find themselves in a pickle if he goes down injured – a fear they had prior to their 6-1 drubbing of United at the weekend.
It is true that one of Erik Lamela, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura or Steven Bergwijn could take his place temporarily but none are more suited to the role as King, who has been a prolific contributor to goals whilst in the top-flight with Bournemouth.
The 28-year-old has scored six or more goals in each of the last five seasons, playing mainly as a second-striker or on the left-flank, very much in the mould to that of Rashford and Son under Mourinho.
Mauricio Pochettino was “desperate” to sign him back in 2017, so perhaps it’s finally time for Daniel Levy to sanction that move.
Lauded as a “complete package” by former Cherries boss Eddie Howe, King has stung Mourinho before, scoring from the spot against United in 2017 whilst also winning nine duels and completing three dribbles, per SofaScore.
It makes sense to have an alternative in the role too as Spurs will be playing at least two games per week regularly with the Europa League group stages on the horizon – Son missed 73 days through injury last term and it cost them severely.
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