Why Carles Alena to Tottenham would the right move
According to a report in Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to make a move for young Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena during the January transfer window.
Spurs, who have had a rough start to this season, are aiming to make additions to their squad in the next couple of windows to help manager Mauricio Pochettino. (h/t Sun)
And they have been taking a close look at Alena (h/t Sun), who is a Barcelona academy product now has been playing for the first-team. He has also represented Spain in all of the youth level.
Despite the fact that the 21-year-old has only played 45 minutes of league football so far this season, he has shown enough in the past to make us believe that he has potential to become a great player in due course of time.
Here’s why Spurs would be right to sign him in January:
Alena could well be the man who replaces Eriksen
With the knowledge that Tottenham could get rid of wantaway midfielder Christian Eriksen in January (h/t Sun), it is important that they find a replace to replace the Denmark international.
If the club manages to sign Carles Alena from Barcelona, then it won’t be a bad idea. The Spain U21 star is a central midfielder but has operated very well as an attacking midfielder by pulling the strings for the team.
In terms of his attributes, the 21-year-old possesses a good turn of pace to drive past players in the midfield with the ball. He is a fantastic dribbler of the ball and has a good range of passing. Furthermore, he does have a good shot in him in and around the opposition box.
Alena is a strong player off the ball as well. He presses well and reads the game astutely to make interceptions in the midfield.
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If Tottenham do manage to sign Carles Alena in January, they could have Eriksen’s replacement for the long run.