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Journo backs Tottenham to move for Martin Odegaard-type player in January transfer window

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Ben Jacobs backs Tottenham Hotspur to make a move for a box-to-box midfielder in January

The worrying form of Richarlison in front of goal for Tottenham has meant that the Lilywhites could do with some extra attacking flair. While we have the likes of Brennan Johnson in our ranks, the player is still developing and will take time before he’s the end product.

Son Heung-min continues to perform day in and day out for Spurs as the focal point in attack, and so does Dejan Kulusevski on the right wing. It is the left wing that’s a growing concern for Ange Postecoglou with Richarlison struggling to find form in North London.

Journalist Ben Jacobs thinks Spurs would need major thinking once and if Son’s goals are hard to come by. With respect to that, he backs Ange Postecoglou to dip into the market in search of a box-to-box player capable of scoring goals when the team needs him to.

Ben Jacobs back Tottenham Hotspur to make a move for a box-to-box midfielder in January.
Ben Jacobs backs Tottenham Hotspur and Ange Postecoglou to make a move for a box-to-box midfielder in January.

Speaking exclusively to Caught Offside, Jacobs felt that Spurs could do with the services of a player like Martin Odegaard. Here is what he had to say:

“Son has assumed the Harry Kane role but if his goals dry up, you start looking at Richarlison and Brennan Johnson to weigh in. That is where one more creative-minded player might be quite important to Tottenham.”

“In January, I can see them going for a box-to-box midfielder, capable of playing a disciplined role in central midfield but also breaking forward and scoring, like Odegaard at Arsenal.”

Do we need a B2B?

With all due respect to Jacobs, we have a very contrasting opinion. In case Son’s goals start drying up, we would ideally need to look at an attacker. Son has the experience of playing off the left and best believe that in case he isn’t scoring goals, we would need another striker instead of a midfielder.

Either another striker or a left-winger to replace Richarlison who has only five goals and seven assists for Tottenham in 46 appearances across all competitions. Our midfield scenario at the moment, is among the most sorted aspects at the club. Pape Matar Sarr alongside Yves Bissouma have been absolutely brilliant for Postecoglou.

When it comes to someone having someone like Martin Odegaard, we have James Maddison, who is surely shaking up the entire Premier League with his performances and has been a major reason why we are sitting at the top of the table in the first tier.

Ben Jacobs backs Tottenham Hotspur to make a move for a box-to-box midfielder in January.
James Maddison is the ‘Martin Odegaard’ for Tottenham and Ange Postecoglou.

While it is disrespectful to both players to compare them with each other, Odegaard and Maddison play similar roles for one another’s clubs and have been extremely vital for Arsenal and Tottenham respectively. They have tremendous work rates, and their goal catalogue also speaks for itself.

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To sum it up, the Lilywhites best focus on getting the best out of Richarlison at the moment as that would help in case Son’s goals dry up. If that is not the approach they are looking forward to, parting ways with the massively underperforming Richarlison might be the way to go.

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