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So the transfer season is over and the London club Tottenham Hotspur have done some serious business in the past couple of days. The Lilly-Whites, who were serious title challengers last season, have had an average start to their new campaign as they opened their tally for the season with a draw against Everton and further went on to pick all the three points against Crystal Palace and then again played a 1-1 draw against Liverpool.

Soon after the game, Pochettino hinted that he might sign a new player as he mentioned that his side needs a pacy attacker. A couple of weeks back , they saw their offer being rejected by the Eagles for their star man Wilfried Zaha, but, on the other hand, they completed the deal to sign Marseille 21-year-old winger, Kevin N’Koudou.

 

In terms of outgoing, the club has allowed Alex Pritchard and Federico Fazio to leave and very recently, the manager sold both Nacer Chadli and Ryan Mason to West Brom and Hull City respectively. Chadli, who joined the Lilly-Whites back in 2013 completed his move which is reported to be around £13m, while Mason joined the Tigers for a fee alleged to be slightly over £10m.

With these players gone, Tottenham needed some reinforcements to fill the void, and the club managed to sign Moussa Sissoko on the deadline day. However, we present you two players, who Pochettino Should have tried to sign along with the French International on the deadline day.

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The reports from the Daily Mirror have claimed that Mauricio Pochettino, was to plan an audacious loan bid for Real Madrid’s out of favour midfielder, Isco. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is only a second or third choice player for Real Madrid, hence a move to the White Hart Lane might have been on the cards.

The Spaniard is known to be one of the brightest prospects in the sport and to be honest, every team would love to have him on their side. He is known for his versatility and thanks to that, he can operate the game from almost every midfield position, and that can be utilized very swiftly. Furthermore, the 24-year-old would bring a bag full of Champions League experience to the young Tottenham side, so it is safe to say that it would have been a perfect move for the side.

  • Ivan Perisic-

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The 27-year-old has really impressed every footballing spectator with his wonderful performance in the European Championship, where he scored 2 goals in four games. Now, if the reports are to believed, then the Lilly-Whites were amongst those many clubs, who were chasing the Croatian sensation, but Inter Milan have somehow managed to keep a firm hold on their prized possession.

Perisic, a winger by nature, is known for his attacking prowess and besides that, his playmaking skill is something that can be heavily utilized by the manager in the Champions League. Despite being a winger, the Croatian scored 7 goals in Serie A last season and further went on to bag six assists. He is a direct midfielder, who loves to take on his opponents with his skills and pace and that is why he could have been a perfect option for the manager.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Bulwark

    September 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Id say we shouldve signed Ante Coric before the pre season even begun. Mediocre, ill thought out business this summer.

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“My goal is to be ready for January” – Injured Tottenham star provides update as rehab continues

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Hugo Lloris confident of Tottenham return in January

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris is expecting to return to action in January and is positive about his time away from football.

The 32-year-old dislocated his elbow in the 3-0 loss to Brighton in October and had to undergo surgery recently too.

Lloris is expected to be out till 2020, but the Frenchman is confident he will be back in January.

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Hugo Lloris during a training session (Image credit: Tottenham Twitter)

The World Cup winner was speaking to French outlet M6 and added he would be back to his best (h/t Football.london):

“Everything is well. There can always be hazards, but my goal is to be ready for January.

“Whether it’s the beginning, the middle or the end, I don’t know. In any case, I’ll take time to make sure I’m well healed and that I can come back in top form.”

The Frenchman added that he was using this time to “regenerate” himself. Lloris also was spending more time with his family and was looking forward to getting the right rehab too:

“I’m in good hands and we’re moving forward calmly. Everything’s been done as it should have been. Now, we have to focus on rehabilitation, strengthening, gradually gaining mobility and confidence.”

Lloris should take his time to return

The 32-year-old doesn’t need to rush his return as we have a decent back-up at the moment.

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Dele Alli with Paulo Gazzaniga after the 1-1 draw against Watford (Image credit: Getty)

Paulo Gazzaniga was impressive in the previous campaign when he took over from Lloris. The Argentine has been good this season too and has put in some excellent performances too.

Lloris should only return to the side when he is 100% healed and ready for first-team action.

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The injury he sustained seemed to be a serious one, and all precautions need to be taken before bringing the captain back.

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Levy keeping tabs on three managers as Poch under pressure ahead of West Ham game

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Daniel Levy keeping tabs on three managers as possible replacements for Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham’s season hasn’t gone to plan this time around as we lie 14th in the Premier League.

Spurs haven’t pushed on from the Champions League final from last season, and have lost a lot of ground in the race for the top four.

We have also exited the Carabao Cup in the first round to Colchester and lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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Giovani Lo Celso with Mauricio Pochettino (L) against Red Star Belgrade (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham are also without a win in their last five Premier League games, and the Telegraph (h/t Express) claims that Mauricio Pochettino could be sacked if we don’t beat West Ham.

The report claims that Daniel Levy is reluctant to pay Pochettino’s £12.5m compensation fee, but is keeping tabs on three managers.

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is one candidate as the Englishman has brought the Cherries up from the lower leagues to the Premier League.

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is another option, and his new team have done well in his first season in charge.

The third option, according to the report, is England manager Gareth Southgate.

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Gareth Southgate led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham have other options too

Sacking Pochettino midway through the season could also see other managers take up the role.

The report adds that Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho are free agents in the manager market.

Allegri left Juventus at the start of the season and was replaced by Maurizio Sarri while Mourinho hasn’t managed since the Red Devils sacked him last year.

Pochettino is still one of the best in the business but he needs to turn our season around fast.

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We are 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and need to go on a winning run to close that gap down.

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Man United could scupper Tottenham’s £50m pursuit of this 11-goal attacker

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Manchester United could scupper Tottenham’s move for Memphis Depay

Manchester United could block Tottenham’s hopes of signing Memphis Depay, according to the Sun.

Tottenham have been linked with a £50million move for the Dutch attacker as they are struggling in 14th place in the league (h/t Sun).

Depay has been in great form for Lyon, having scored 11 goals this season. However, the Ligue 1 giants have confirmed that United have the first option to buy their former star (h/t Sun).

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Memphis Depay in action for the Netherlands (Image credit: Getty)

The Dutch international couldn’t make it at Old Trafford and joined Lyon in 2017 for a fee of £16m (h/t Sun).

Lyon don’t want to sell Depay

Lyon claim that Depay is happy at the club and wants to extend his stay beyond 2021 (h/t Sun).

However, they are also struggling in Ligue 1 and that could tempt the 25-year-old to return to Old Trafford in January (h/t Sun).

Manchester United have also struggled with consistency this season and lie seventh, nine points off fourth-placed Manchester City.

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Giovani Lo Celso with Mauricio Pochettino (L) against Red Star Belgrade (Image credit: Getty)

The Red Devils are also interested in signing a forward in January (h/t Sun), and it will be interesting to see if Depay is on the move then.

The Lyon certainly has reinvigorated his career in Lyon and could do a decent job for any top club in the world.

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He has become a regular for the national side too, and Spurs could move for him if United don’t use their clause (h/t Sun).

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Serie A giants already planning for this Tottenham star’s potential arrival

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Inter Milan planning for Christian Eriksen’s summer arrival

Inter Milan are preparing for the arrival of Christian Eriksen in the summer, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato).

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the season and hasn’t been at his best for Tottenham.

Eriksen has scored a couple of goals for us in this campaign. The 27-year-old was a substitute in the win over Red Star Belgrade and was unused in our draw against Sheffield United.

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Christian Eriksen is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Giovani Lo Celso has started both the above-mentioned games for Spurs, and it will be interesting to see if the Argentine replaces Eriksen in the first-team.

The former Real Betis man struggled with injuries after joining but scored on his first start for the club against Red Star.

Inter are also interested in other January moves, and it will be interesting to see what happens with Eriksen (h/t Calciomercato).

Tottenham’s January decision

Spurs can make some money by selling Eriksen in January, however, the Dane has to be open to leaving the club then.

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Christian Eriksen after his miss against Colchester in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty)

A move in the summer would hand us no money and it will be tough finding a like-for-like replacement for the Dane.

Tottenham have other stars who are free agents at the end of the campaign too.

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Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are on the final year of their contracts, and the pair didn’t start in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield either.

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