Two Deadline Day Signings That Tottenham Could Complete
Tottenham Hotspur have not made a lot of signings this season, as is shown by the fact that defender Davinson Sanchez and backup goalkeeper Paolo Gazzanigga are the only ones to have been roped in by them so far. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino has clearly stated that he wants to sign at least 4 new players, so, one can expect them to flex their muscles in the last week of the window.
There are a few positions they need to address, with backups needed at fullback, midfield and the wings. Tottenham also need a proper backup for Harry Kane, although it can be argued that Vincent Janssen needs his chance to prove himself after a poor debut season with Spurs. Tottenham have been linked to a number of up and coming players, but here are the ones that they can sign which will help them build a good squad in the long run:
A number of media outlets have been linking Aurier to Spurs for the last few weeks, and it seems like the move is almost done. The Paris Saint-Germain right-back is lethal with the ball, can play as a wingback and is sufficiently skilled to slot in as per Pochettino’s requirements. Spurs could just be the perfect team for the Ivory Coast fullback right now, as he has made quite a name for himself as someone who could do with some discipline, something that his new Argentine boss could teach him quite well. With Kyle Walker gone, signing a player of Aurier’s calibre could be a huge boost to the team.
Juan Foyth is one of the most highly-rated centre-backs in European football right now, and rightly so. The Argentine is viewed by Pochettino as a natural successor to Toby Alderweireld, and that is not without merit. Highly comfortable on the ball with an excellent judgement of the game coupled with great tackling skills, Foyth is being courted by a number of clubs across the continent including PSG and AC Milan. While he is not physically the most commanding, he also often darts out a bit too adventurously without paying any heed to the need of the team. He is undoubtedly an asset and needs to be polished to fit into the Premier League. Tottenham would be a great place to learn for Juan, and the club would immensely benefit from his signing.