The situation at White Hart Lane can never be better, the Lilywhites are coasting with 6 wins on the trot and currently occupy the second spot in the bumpily brawled Premier League. Apart from making waves on the pitch, the north London club are circulated with reports of outgoings.
According to Sky Sports, the first player nearing the exit door is Tom Carroll, who is on the brink of a move to Swansea City today. The 24-year-old has undergone a medical in south Wales this weekend, alongside another possible January capture Martin Olsson from Norwich City. Chances for any last minutes hiccups are pretty slim and he would pen a permanent move to the Livery Stadium anytime soon. A fee around £4.5 million is reportedly being agreed.
This transfer would certainly benefit both parties. The midfielder was on loan with the Swans in the 2014-15 campaign and earned an impressive grade, thus new boss Paul Clement believes Carroll can be a silver bullet to turn their season around. Despite being a player who was once hailed as a future Luka Modric, he is no longer a trump card for Mauricio Pochettino. Even if he leaves the club, no replacement will be needed, looking at their healthy squad depth.
Furthermore, The Sun claims that Ben Davies is being eyed by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as a solution to close their defensive can of worms. The Citizens were hammered 4-0 by the hands of Everton at Goodison Park and clamour of a versatile defender is increasing week in week out. The former Barcelona boss is plotting a £20 million raid for the 23-year-old. Definitely a handsome amount of cash for a fringe player but will Tottenham sell him to a direct rival? Both teams go head to head in the next league fixture.
Last but not least, it’s Dele Alli once again. There’s little that hasn’t been written about the 20-year-old this season as he is close to impeccable. Spanish website Sport.es has reported that Adidas want Spanish giants Real Madrid to pounce on the prodigious midfielder. From players to former players and now a leading sports brand has joined the bandwagon.
The England international has already signed a contract extension not long ago and the north London club are standing firm to buff away any possible offers in the summer. Besides that, there are ongoing talks that the club’s hierarchy are willing to increase his weekly wages to further fend off interests.
There haven’t been much talk about incomings, looking at their current form and minimal occupants in the treatment room. However, the transfer windows are always ripe for drama and in the previous one, Pochettino made a number of captures towards the end.