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5) Rafinha: FC Barcelona
La Masia youth product, Rafinha has found life difficult at Barcelona. While his brother Thiago is linked with a 70 million move back to his parent club, Rafinha is currently looking for a move elsewhere. Part of his unfortunate time with Barca has been down to his injury problems which just do not seem to be going away. However, on his day, Rafinha is a fine midfielder capable of playing anywhere across the midfield. The little midfielder will surely prove a valuable addition if Spurs do decide to give him a chance to link up alongside the creative duo of Alli and Eriksen. Rafinha will take some huge pressure off of Eriksen’s shoulders while also simultaneously rejuvenating his career.
4) Tanguy NDombèlé: Olympique Lyon
A defensive powerhouse, NDombele played a massive 3000 minutes of first team football which is surprisingly good for a 22-year old. Spurs’ midfield has been their strength under Pochettino; however, the midfield is also now in need of a reshuffle with MoussaDembele now in his late 30s. Moreover, Dembele and Wanyama both have been linked with moves away from the club which would leave a significant hole in the Spurs’ squad. At 22, filling in for such talented players might be a big ask but a smooth transition under Poch might just be the key for NDombele, who is bound to be the subject of huge transfer fees in a couple of years.
3) Harry Maguire: Leicester City
The tall centre half was unarguably one of the signings of the seasons in the Premier league. Signed from relegated Hull City, Maguire slotted in perfectly in the Foxes’ starting XI and made some great strides. His ability to play out from the back has not gone unnoticed either with Pep Guardiola already a huge fan of the English defender. Spurs, on the other hand, are near witnessing yet another high profile exit in Toby Alderweireld, whose time with Spurs looks all but over. Harry Maguire’s pursuit would thus make sense in every way. He is a talented defender with unlimited potential while he is also English which would be an add on given Spurs’ huge line of English contingency.
2) Anthony Martial: Manchester United
Martial has been the name which has been most linked with a move to Spurs. After a memorable start to Old Trafford, Martial has somewhat gone off the boil despite his fine performances every now and then. The Frenchman suffered great disappointment having been left out by Deschamps for the World Cup. Despite all his struggles recently, Martial is a fine talent and sky is the limit for him. A move away from United might just kickstart his career and what better place to do so than under Poch’s guidance, a manager known for developing young players.
1)Ryan Sessegnon: Fulham
Like Walker, Rose too has suffered a similar fate under Poch. He has fallen out with the manager with Poch ever so reluctant in playing Rose in big games. Ben Davies’ fine form and occasional use of Son in the wing back position saw Rose’s playing time reduce drastically. Around the club, Rose ‘s impending departure has seemingly long been accepted. A player well capable of replacing him is Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, who has been under Spurs’ books for quite some time now. Like Trippier, Rose would be a cheap but fantastic replacement for Rose.