Alasdair Gold has said that while Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sign a number eight this transfer window, they could also look to land another exciting young talent in a deal similar to the Destiny Udogie and Pape Sarr ones.
Spurs fans will be thrilled with the start that the club have had to the transfer window, with the Lilywhites wasting no time in strengthening two priority positions.
While the Timo Werner deal is seen by many as being a smart gamble, there is a lot of excitement about the arrival of Radu Dragusin, with the North London club seeing off competition from Bayern Munich to land the Romanian (The Times).
It has been widely reported over the last few days that Spurs will now shift their attention to signing a central midfielder, with some outlets suggesting that Conor Gallagher is still at the top of their wishlist (The Independent).
Two more players could arrive through the door
Gold has also backed Tottenham to make a move for a number eight, suggesting that the deal might be done quite late in the window.
The journalist added that Ange Postecoglou’s men could also sign another young, up-and-coming player and loan him back out, naming Arthur Vermeeren as someone who could be of interest.
Gold said on his YouTube video: “Spurs have got the kind of real two priority positions done and the number eight one it would be great to have it done, but they can have a little bit more time. And if that is something that is later in the window, if that even is a deadline day signing, then that’s fine.
“I wouldn’t put it past Spurs to maybe look at also, or maybe for this signing, a young player that is sent back on loan, like Udogie or Sarr. I know they’ve been linked with Arthur Vermeeren, the young Belgian lad, as well and maybe he’s someone they look to do something like that with.
“They are always looking for those kinds of deals, especially with how well the Udogie and Sarr ones worked out. It’s clear that’s a massive area now for clubs is that kind of loan-back way of doing things. So, keep an eye on those kinds of deals as well.”
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What the early business for Dragusin and Werener has done is give Spurs plenty of time (and potentially money) to play with in their pursuit of a midfielder. Perhaps they will wait until the end of the window to test Chelsea’s resolve to hold on to Conor Gallagher, just as they did back in the summer.
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