Tottenham Hotspur will no doubt be looking to mirror last season’s January success in order to help their push for Champions League qualification, with the Lilywhites having notably brought in Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur a year ago.
It looks as if sporting director Fabio Paratici could well be looking closer to home to find quality additions this time around, however, with talkSPORT having only recently reported that the north Londoners have taken an interest in Brighton and Hove Albion sensation, Leandro Trossard.
The 28-year-old still faces an uncertain future at the Amex despite having seen his current side exercise a one-year contract extension, with an exit from the south coast side still potentially on the cards this month.
The Belgian international – who was reportedly valued at around £30m earlier this season – has been in impressive form of late, with seven goals and three assists in the Premier League so far this term.
Such performances could well ensure that the former Genk man proves an astute addition for Antonio Conte’s side, even if Spurs face a battle on their hands to strike a deal amid reported interest from both Chelsea and Newcastle United.
That is the verdict of transfer insider Dean Jones, who told GIVEMESPORT: “The Trossard link to Tottenham is interesting because his versatility would really suit them.
“However, if he is really going to move, then I would say both Chelsea and Newcastle are also going to be in that conversation and might be more likely landing spots given their level of interest and power in this current market.”
Bringing the “unreal” asset to N17, as lauded by pundit Rio Ferdinand, could well help Paratici and co to secure an ideal replacement for Lucas Moura, with the Brazilian forward set to depart at the end of the season after the club opted against agreeing a new deal.
The 30-year-old has been an effective performer for Tottenham over the years – with 65 goal involvements to his name in 213 appearances – although the diminutive dud has fallen way down the pecking order of late, having started just twice in all competitions this season.
Trossard, by contrast, scored eight goals and registered three assists in the top flight during the 2021/22 campaign, having now been consistently delivering the goods while Moura has faltered.
As such, should the latter man be on his way either in the coming weeks or in the summer, turning to the Brighton man could prove an ideal replacement.