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Tottenham Hotspur plan to sign two stars from relegated Southampton

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Southampton's Gavin Bazunu saves this shot from Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus.

Tottenham Hotspur plot James Ward-Prowse and Gavini Bazunu raid from Southampton

Southampton have been relegated from the Premier League, and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be planning a ‘savage’ double raid for two of their star players, captain James Ward-Prowse and goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.

A look at Saints’ squad would be enough for some to say that the team they possess was arguably never strong enough to survive in the Premier League, to begin with. But some stand out.

The likes of Che Adams, Duje Caleta-Car, Bazunu and Ward-Prowse have shown that they have what it takes to succeed at a Premier League club. And Spurs have taken notice.

Southampton's Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Southampton’s Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the Mail (h/t Express), Tottenham, West Ham United and Aston Villa are circling the English central midfielder. The player does not have a relegation clause in his contract.

Who to sign?

Given Southampton’s recent history in the Premier League, perhaps he never saw relegation to the Championship as a genuine concern. Apart from the 28-year-old set-piece specialist, Spurs also have Bazunu in their crosshairs.

The Mail also claim Spurs could launch a 15million Pound offer to sign the 21-year-old Irish goalkeeper. He is definitely one to keep an eye out for.

Bazunu looks agile, fast, comfortable with the ball and a player who can be moulded into a star. While Ward-Prowse will add depth to a midfield that sees Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur start regularly, Bazunu can be a first-team starter already.

Hugo Lloris is expected to leave the club this summer and has an offer to join an unnamed Saudi Arabian club. Fraser Forster, 35, isn’t really first-team material at his age. Hence, this would be a smart double transfer if Spurs can manage it, especially considering Bazunu can be a cheaper alternative to Brentford’s David Raya.

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Of course, other clubs will be keeping an eye on relegated teams and the players that can be snapped up from there. But Spurs must be quick to the punch and not waste time in haggling.

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