Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, is certainly one for a bargain in the transfer market, and what represents better value for money than a free transfer?
There are plenty of potential freebies floating around ahead of the summer market, so we wanted to take a look at five realistic names Spurs should be looking at (ESPN).
Nathan Ferguson – West Brom
A highly-rated young right-back who sees his contract come to an end in the summer. This is very rare in English football and Spurs should snap him up as a second-choice option at the very least. Normally, I would expect a club to pay £15m for this kind of player.
Dries Mertens – Napoli
We saw what Mertens can do last night in the Champions League against Barcelona. He is coming towards the end of his career, but he still has pace to burn, experience, and can finish in front of goal. It would seem a waste to not even enquire over such a player.
Olivier Giroud – Chelsea
Is he on this list partly to annoy Chelsea and Arsenal fans, perhaps. However, if Spurs are looking for a cheap back-up to Harry Kane for next season, then Giroud could be a great target man option. The Frenchman is a great finisher and holds the ball up extremely well. It would also allow Mourinho to start bringing through Troy Parrott as a younger option.
Willian – Chelsea
A deal seven years in the making. Could Spurs finally get their man and could Jose be reunited with his ex-player. Willian would by no means be a starter, but he would provide excellent experience off the bench on a free transfer.
Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth
He has had a woeful season this year compared to the lofty heights he reached in 2018/19. However, if Spurs can sign him up and get him back to his best, he is definitely a worthy squad player to sign on a free.
Honourable mentions –
Edinson Cavani – Likely too expensive
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