Following the signing of classy defender Jan Vertonghen from the Dutch champions last year it seems we have been tempted back into the waters of the prestigious Ajax academy.
Firstly our search for a playmaker could be over as it seems that the immensely talented Danish attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen could be ours for £15 million. This would be paltry sum for the criminally under rated 21-year-old who would provide a flair, and subtlety of play unmatched since Luka Modric left. He would bring a more aesthetic style of football to our first 11 and allow Soldado, Chadli and Paulinho to thrive. He or Pjanic of Roma look most likely to come to the Lane next with Baldini’s ties with Roma seeing us linked with a £44 million pound bid for him and Lamela. However he has intimated that he would like to stay at Roma and Eriksen seems to be the perfect man for the job with only a year left on his current deal.
Secondly, we are also said to hold a strong interest in Toby Alderweirald who has stepped up to the mantle for the Amsterdam based club after Vertonghen left the club. He would be a brilliant signing for Spurs as he would not only fill the hole left by Caulker but challenge Kaboul to a spot of the first team. He is also right footed and as versatile as Vertonghen meaning that instead of a sub-par Naughton having to cover for Walker he or Kaboul can play in that position to a proficient standard.
I would be very excited for the coming season if these two join the club with the money from the seemingly finished Bale transfer along with a top notch winger to replace him in the front three.
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