Tottenham Hotspur have been backed to sign an attacking midfielder before the summer transfer deadline on September 1st…
Speaking in a Twitter Space earlier this week, reliable Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge said (via This is Futbol):
“I think it’s been a very decent window so far, but if the window shut tomorrow and Tottenham didn’t do any business, they still haven’t really done enough, in my opinion.
“I think they need a little bit more creativity. I think they need someone in that attacking midfield area, but I think that they will address that, ultimately.
“I think there’s two stages to this window. There’s getting big business done early then maybe seeing what’s about, and then maybe let’s see who sells and who buys with a couple of weeks of the window remaining.”
Indeed, the north London outfit have had an impressive start to the summer transfer window, signing no fewer than six new players, in which £60m has been splashed on Richarlison and £25m on Yves Bissouma.
Lilywhites boss Antonio Conte has also received some key cogs to his system, notably his former Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic at left wing-back and Clement Lenglet, who is now his only natural left-footed centre-back.
Elsewhere, the Italian head coach could probably do with a creative influence in the engine room as he’s lacking that from Bissouma, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp and Rodrigo Bentancur.
Even more so with Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso thought to be on the chopping block, not that they had stepped up to fill the void left behind by Christian Eriksen.
The Dane was linked with a sensational return to the club throughout the off-season but he opted for a new opportunity at Manchester United instead. Meanwhile, both Leicester City playmaker James Maddison and AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo have been heavily mooted with a switch to N17.
Either would be quite a stunning coup this late in the window but the fact that Bridge, who is one of the most trustworthy when it comes to anything Spurs, believes they will fill that attacking midfield void before the end of the window is certainly encouraging.
With more business on the horizon and a Champions League campaign to boot, supporters around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium must be absolutely buzzing.
AND in other news, Alasdair Gold reveals Conte transfer claim…