It is very clear Tottenham Hotspur need a couple of fresh faces in this transfer window to revitalise the squad as well as boost the club’s chances of a top-four finish. Mauricio Pochettino looks keen to bolster the squad but is unable to spend sky-high, given our club’s tight financial structure.
However, as far as the speculations are concerned, the North Londoners are linked with a move for Bordeaux forward Malcom, while winger Lucas Moura, having slipped down the pecking order at Paris Saint-Germain this season, is also reportedly being chased.
Pochettino let Georges-Kevin Nkoudou join Burnley on a half-season loan; so signing a wide player certainly makes sense for the club. It is highly unlikely to see us sign a star name in the January transfer window. However, if at all Poch looks to sign one, it should be a winger.
But our fanbase are more keen on a certain No.10 in France and are a bit surprised as to why he isn’t on our target list.
Spurs fans are talking about Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir, who guided the club to a 2-1 victory over league leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday at the Groupama Stadium. Fekir, 24, opened the scoring within two minutes, with a wonderful free-kick, before Layvin Kurzawa equalised for PSG with a thumping volley.
But Dani Alves’ red card made things harder for PSG, who eventually succumbed to a late Memphis Depay scorcher. Speaking about Fekir, the attacker leads the way for Lyon in terms of Ligue 1 goals this season with 16 in 19 appearances – an outstanding tally for a player who is by no means a centre-forward.
The French international’s versatility this season has been invaluable. At times, he has played as a central midfielder, on the wing and even as a ‘false 9’ occasionally, to good effect as well.
Here is how some Spurs fans reacted on Twitter after Fekir’s dazzling showing saw Lyon beat PSG 2-1.
Can @SpursOfficial please buy Nabil Fekir. Please?!
— Lee Wallace (@GhostDogg18) January 11, 2018
— noname (@yiddooooo) January 6, 2018
So many good players we can sign it’s unreal.
Nabil Fekir of Lyon would be the perfect competition for Eriksen. We could get him for around £30m.
— Nad (@nad_THFC) January 21, 2018
What is Fekir still doing in Ligue 1? Why did are scouts look at N’jie etc, but not him?
— @JamesDavis (@SpursBravo) January 21, 2018
Fekir needed at Tottenham
— Owlstrike Gaming (@owlstrikegaming) January 21, 2018
Just as good as Mahrez.
Tottenham are just dumb.
A Complete Transfer Board Renovation is needed at Spurs
Levy has to be forced to give up controlling our Transfers
— Danny (@dannyosmond777) January 21, 2018
Fekir is incredible https://t.co/O8Z6Qkt32j
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) January 21, 2018
— Spurs Roundup (@Spurs_Roundup) January 21, 2018