On his Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast, Alasdair Gold has revealed he believes rumours linking Tottenham Hotspur to defensive midfielders could be wide of the mark, with the club more likely to be looking for a versatile attacking midfielder.

The January transfer window is now upon us, and speculation has been mounting for months as to what areas Antonio Conte will look to strengthen in his Tottenham squad.

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The rumour mill has seen the club linked with players in pretty much every position on the pitch, meaning it’s very hard to pin down exactly what kind of players will actually arrive in January.

One type of player that has continually been talked about is defensive midfielders. Reports out of Italy suggest Spurs are in ‘pole position’ to sign Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat (Gazzetta dello Sport) after the midfielder’s impressive displays at the World Cup with Morocco.

Spurs have also been linked to Barcelona’s Franck Kessie (Football.London) and Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie (Ben Jacobs), but according to Gold, the North London side are looking for a different kind of midfielder.

He said: “Personally, this is what I’ve always been told, they have been looking for a more attacking midfielder, someone who can play up front or sit deep if needs be. When I say up front I mean more of a number 10, winger type player. I just find the links to defensive midfielders really odd.”

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I have always found these links to central midfielders really strange, too. It’s arguably our strongest position in terms of squad depth right now, with the likes of Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Skipp, and Bissouma all playing there.

We are much more in need of a creative and versatile player like Gold describes. Hopefully we can see a move for James Maddison, Alexis Mac Allister, or Ruslan Malinovskyi come to fruition.

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