Tottenham Hotspur’s approach to the upcoming transfer window and their players’ international duties are drawing significant attention. Here’s a detailed look at the current situation and performances.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg & Giovani Lo Celso’s Future
According to Tom Barclay, the expectation is that both Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso will remain at Tottenham, barring any significant offers or personal desires to leave. The club isn’t actively seeking to move them on, especially considering Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr’s participation in the African Cup of Nations in January.
Eric Dier’s Potential Departure
Jose Mourinho, now at AS Roma, has reportedly expressed a specific interest in signing Eric Dier in January. While Dier could leave Tottenham, the club would require a suitable fee and a replacement before letting him go in the winter transfer window.
Lloyd Kelly in Spurs’ Sights
Tottenham is most likely to bring in a new center-back in January, with Lloyd Kelly among their targets. This move would strengthen their defensive line, addressing a key area of need for the team.
Tracking Santiago Gimenez & Jota
While Spurs are keeping tabs on attackers like Santiago Gimenez and Jota, a move in this department seems less likely than in defense at the moment. The club’s focus appears to be more on bolstering their backline.
Raphinha on Tottenham’s Radar
Freelance journalist Steve Kay reports that Tottenham is monitoring FC Barcelona winger Raphinha ahead of January, indicating a potential interest in enhancing their attacking options.
International Duty Performances
- Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden vs. Azerbaijan): Played 90 minutes, with key contributions including one key pass and successful dribbles.
- Cuti Romero (Argentina vs. Uruguay): Impressive stats over 90 minutes, including accurate passes, recoveries, and defensive actions.
- Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina vs. Uruguay): Played 10 minutes, contributing to Argentina’s midfield.
- Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay): Had 30 minutes of play, adding depth to the midfield.
- Emerson Royal (Colombia vs. Brazil): A solid 90-minute performance, marked by key passes, a big chance created, and successful tackles and dribbles.
Tottenham Hotspur’s strategy for the upcoming transfer window seems focused on strengthening their defense, with potential interest in bolstering the attack. The club is also monitoring the situation of key players like Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, and Dier, balancing the need for squad depth with potential market opportunities. Meanwhile, Spurs’ players are making significant contributions on international duty, showcasing their skills and value to the club.