Seven transfers to revive Jose Mourinho’s hopes of success in 2020/21 despite Tottenham problem

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy introduced on Tuesday that all the membership’s 550 non-playing employees members would lose 20 per-cent of their wages as a part of the federal government’s furlough scheme.

Among the many 550 employees members furloughed have been the membership’s intensive scouting and analytics division, all of whom will now be unable to work for the following two months.

Levy, supervisor Jose Mourinho and the membership’s scouting division headed up by Steve Hitchen, would have recognized potential targets forward of the summer season switch window already, nevertheless, any additional scouting and evaluation will now stop.

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With Spurs struggling on the pitch this season, main personnel adjustments to the squad are required and these seven gamers may nicely be on the membership’s switch shortlist.

Ruben Dias (Benfica)

Tottenham are well-stocked for central defenders but it surely has nonetheless been an issue place this season. None of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen or Davinson Sanchez have been at their greatest, whereas Juan Foyth has barely featured.

Mourinho is prone to wish to add to his present choices and Benfica’s Ruben Dias might nicely function in his ideas. The 22-year-old is stable defensively successful 56 per cent of his aerial duels and averaging 2.Eight clearances per sport, however is equally good on the ball, succeeding with 89 per cent of his passes.

Max Aarons (Norwich)

An apparent goal is Norwich Metropolis’s Max Aarons. The 20-year-old has loved a stable debut season within the Premier League after being named within the PFA Championship Crew of the Yr in the course of the Canaries’ promotion-winning marketing campaign.


With just one help to his title within the league this season, Aarons should sharpen the attacking side of his sport if he strikes to a high membership, however he possesses distinctive uncooked velocity and a stable understanding of the sport for his age.

Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig)

RB Leipzig taught Tottenham a lesson within the Champions League and rumours shortly surfaced linking two-goal Marcel Sabizter to north London. One other Leipzig midfielder who arguably matches the membership’s wants higher, although, is Sabitzer’s Austrian compatriot Konrad Laimer.

The 22-year-old has flourished below Julian Nagelsmann in a defensive-minded function, making 75 tackles and 30 interceptions within the Bundesliga this season.

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Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica)

Danny Rose doesn’t look to have a future at Spurs leaving Ben Davies as the one senior left again within the squad. Dias’ teammate at Benfica, Alejandro Grimaldo has attracted loads of consideration from visiting scouts in latest seasons because of his spectacular attacking numbers.

Developed in Barcelona’s academy, Grimaldo has spent the previous 5 years at Benfica during which time he has developed into the most effective left backs exterior Europe’s high 5 leagues. Grimaldo has six league assists this season, following on from 12 in 2018-19.

Baptiste Santamaria (Angers)

Following the departures of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama in latest switch home windows, Spurs have misplaced their profitable midfield pairing from the 2016-17 season. A brand new defensive midfielder is required and Angers’ Baptiste Santamria is primed for a transfer to a much bigger membership.

The 25-year-old has made the second-most tackles in Ligue 1 this season (91) and leads the best way amongst his teammates for interceptions (43) and passes tried (1,321).

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Eberechi Eze (QPR)

Spurs have loved nice success when purchasing within the decrease leagues with the likes of Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker and Dele Alli, all having fun with nice success on the membership and past after making strikes from decrease down the footballing pyramid.


QPR’s elegant playmaker Eberechi Eze is one other primed to make the step as much as the Premier League. The 21-year-old has equipped 12 targets and eight assists within the Championship this season.

Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)

Spurs have been crying out for a Harry Kane various for various years and Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard can be the proper backup or accompaniment to the England skipper.

The Frenchman has already loved his best-ever marketing campaign in entrance of purpose, plundering 27 targets in 45 appearances.

Robust, fast and in a position to deliver others into play along with his again to purpose, Edouard appears to be like ready-made for Premier League soccer.

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