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Tottenham could make a major transfer blunder if they get their hands on this 30-year-old – opinion

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Spurs opinion: Tottenham should avoid signing Ivan Perisic at all costs

Tottenham made history by becoming the first club not to sign a player in two consecutive transfer windows.

That didn’t seem to affect us early on as they were in the running for the Premier League crown until we lost our way in the last two months or so.

Of course, we were also hampered with injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli, and Son Heung-min went off for the Asian Cup.

The team did alright with Fernando Llorente leading the line until Son returned, but we have been a little thin on quality attacking options in certain patches of the season.

Tottenham should be busy in the summer, with Daniel Levy confirming the club will spend and have been linked with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.

The Croatian star took his country to the finals of the tournament, and Tuttomercatoweb (h/t Football.london) claims Spurs will bid €25m. The Serie A giants want €35m for the winger, who was also linked with Manchester United.

Perisic might be an extremely experienced player, but Tottenham need to be wary of not making a blunder in the summer window.

Youth is the key for Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino has worked extremely well with young players, and that is the route we should try to follow in the summer.

Perisic is 30 at the moment, and spending close to €35m (the fee that Inter want) on the Croatian would be a major risk.

The winger hasn’t played any minutes in the Premier League and he could turn out to be another Kevin Wimmer or Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

Lest we forget, Roberto Soldado was also a failure while Vincent Janssen has struggled to gain minutes under the Argentine manager.

Perisic hasn’t been great for Inter this season with only five goals in all competitions this season.

Tottenham need to add more quality on the wing with Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela having inconsistent seasons too.

Jarrod Bowen is a target for Tottenham

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Jarrod Bowen is one attacker linked with the club, and he could be a better bet for Tottenham’s plans when compared with Perisic.

The Hull City attacker is younger, is doing well in a tough Championship and has the potential to get even better under Pochettino.

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Spurs have some tough decisions to make in the summer and hopefully, they get the right signings into the club for the new season.

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Tottenham could move for 23-year-old Serie A star in the winter window

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Tottenham could move for AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini in January

Tottenham are interested in signing AS Roma talent Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to Calciomercato (h/t Sky Sports).

The Italian has become a regular for the national team and can play in several attacking positions.

Pellegrini has also been tried as a defensive midfielder this season and has one goal and five assists to his name.

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Lorenzo Pellegrini is a regular for the Italy national team (Image credit: Getty)

The 23-year-old can play as the attacking midfielder or out wide too and could make a move for him in the January window (h/t Sky Sports).

Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of the season, and a move for Pellegrini depends on Spurs selling the Dane during the winter window (h/t Sky Sports).

Eriksen has struggled for consistency this season and has racked up just two goals to his name in the campaign.

The Dane was also left on the bench in our 1-1 draw against Sheffield United. Eriksen didn’t even start in the win over Red Star Belgrade in midweek.

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

Tottenham need to plan well for the future

Losing Eriksen on a free at the end of the season would be a blow, however, we need to plan for any possibility regarding the Dane.

We need to find a suitable replacement for Eriksen if he is sold in the winter window.

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Spurs also have two centre-backs out of contracts at the end of this campaign. Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are free agents in the summer, and we need to plan for their possible departures too.

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Tottenham one of four clubs interested in Ligue 1 striker available for £10m

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Tottenham face competition from Premier League rivals for Habib Diallo

Tottenham are one of four Premier League clubs interested in Metz forward Habib Diallo, according to The Sun (h/t Sky Sports).

The 24-year-old has scored eight goals in just 13 games for the Ligue 1 side. The forward has even represented Senegal during a recent international and is doing better than the previous campaign.

Diallo only scored one Ligue 1 goal during his last two seasons with Metz.

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Habib Diallo didn’t score a goal in Ligue 1 for Metz last season (Image credit: Getty)

Newcastle are also keen on the striker while Tottenham and Chelsea have sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old (h/t Sky Sports).

The report adds that Leicester are also in the battle to sign Diallo, and a fee of £10m would be enough for Metz to sell their star.

It will be interesting to see how Diallo does for the remainder of the season, and a move cannot be ruled out if he continues scoring goals for fun.

Tottenham lack Kane cover

Spurs allowed Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen to leave in the summer without signing a replacement.

Harry Kane is our only recognised senior striker and we need someone to be back-up. Spurs could also do with a Plan B off the bench, but we have Troy Parrott on the books.

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Habib Diallo has scored eight goals from 13 games for Metz this season (Image credit: Getty)

The youngster hasn’t been involved in several games this season but could get more minutes as the season progresses.

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Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura can play up top but our attack is severely limited when Kane isn’t starting.

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“It was more fatigue” – Tottenham star expects to be back soon after injury against Sheffield United

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Tanguy Ndombele believes he will be fit for France by Sunday

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele was substituted at half-time during in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that the Frenchman was struggling with an issue, and has to be subbed out.

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Tanguy Ndombele celebrates after scoring for Tottenham (Image credit: Getty)

However, Ndombele joined his international teammates ahead of the two-week break. The midfielder was quoted by L’Equipe suggesting that the problem wasn’t serious and he should be back soon (h/t Football.london):

“I had tests that said there was nothing serious, it was more fatigue.

“What is certain is that I am fit for Sunday. Thursday may be a little early, I don’t think I’ll be 100%.”

France manager Didier Deschamps also claimed the problem would be “resolved within 48 hours” and didn’t need to call-up someone else.

Ndombele doing well in debut season

Tottenham’s campaign has been far from great as we dropped points again. We have gone five Premier League matches without a win and sit 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City after just 12 games.

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Tanguy Ndombele (R) competes for the ball against Paul Pogba during pre-season (Image credit: Getty)

Ndombele has looked in good touch since joining in the summer from Lyon. The 22-year-old has two goals and three assists so far in the campaign too.

We need him to stay fit for long as there are some big games coming up. Spurs travel to West Ham after the international break and then face Olympiakos, Bournemouth and Manchester United in the next two weeks.

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Tottenham need to find their consistency soon or we could miss out on the Champions League.

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“I don’t feel there is a connection” – Tottenham star doesn’t believe lack of playing time is due to contract issues

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Christian Eriksen doesn’t believe contract issues have led to Tottenham snub

Christian Eriksen doesn’t think that his contract situation at Tottenham is the reason for not featuring recently.

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the campaign and has only scored two goals in the season.

Eriksen came off the bench in our win over Red Star Belgrade but didn’t get any minutes in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.

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

The 27-year-old is interested in a move to Real Madrid (h/t Daily Mail) but failed to leave in the summer.

However, Eriksen was quoted by BT saying that his lack of recent playing time isn’t due to his contract (h/t Daily Mail):

“I feel 100 per cent that Tottenham has complete confidence in me. There is not that big a difference, except that I play a little less this year.

“I don’t feel there is a connection between my contract situation and the fact that I haven’t played as many matches.”

Eriksen vows to cut out mistakes

The Dane spoke about some of his mistakes on the pitch and claimed he wasn’t taking the “right decisions” on the pitch.

Eriksen added that he wanted to cut out these errors and improve his sharpness on the pitch too.

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

The 27-year-old is away with the national team for a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar.

A win will take the Danes to Euro 2020, and it will be interesting to see how Eriksen does against them.

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We need the Dane to be at his best for the rest of the season too. Tottenham’s performances have been below par for most of the campaign, and hopefully, Eriksen regains his form soon.

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