Opinion: Five players Spurs should snap up from relegated Premier League teams

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As the three relegated teams prepare for life back in the Championship, the summer transfer window provides them with an opportunity to make some much-needed money, and offers any suitors the chance to grab any of their better players at a cut price.

With Spurs inevitably hunting in this price range again, which players should we be interested in?

Sam Johnstone (West Brom)

To be totally honest, I’ve been impressed with the West Brom shot-stopper, along with Fulham’s Alphonse Areola, all season.

Johnstone has by far and away, saved the most shots in the league, and looks like a very solid option, having made Gareth Southgate’s England squad back in March.

Given this, it is hardly likely that he will be content to drop down to the Championship. And the fact that he’s English just makes me think that he may be cheaper than the Fulham keeper, who has Real Madrid on his CV.

A goalkeeper should be on the Spurs shopping list, especially if Hugo Lloris leaves the club.

Matheus Pereira (West Brom)

In my opinion, West Brom’s standout player of the season. For a lot of it, he’s looked a class apart, and this is shown through the Brazilian’s respectable total of 10 league goals this term.

This is especially impressive, given that the player isn’t a striker, and has been playing in a team which has lacked goals on so many occasions.

But the 25 year-old has oozed confidence this season, and looks pretty destructive through the middle of the pitch – an area where Spurs are lacking.

Joachim Andersen (Fulham)

This is a cheeky one, given that the Dane has only been on loan at Fulham this season. And the fact that Spurs would have to negotiate with Lyon for any potential signing, might make it more difficult to seal Andersen’s signature.

But it seems that the centre-back is the fans’ favourite for any potential incomings. In a team which has shown little flair all season, Andersen has been a mainstay in a defence which has been largely solid, only conceding eight more goals than Spurs all season.

Many believe the centre-back position to be the most significant area to improve upon, and Andersen, who has shown defensive know-how, and leadership qualities, could be the answer.

Frank-Andre Anguissa (Fulham)

The Cameroonian impressed me back when Fulham played Spurs in the 2018-2019 season. He’s only 25, so his best years should be ahead of him. And the type of player he is, is fascinating.

If I were to compare him to players currently at Spurs, I would say he has some of the skill of Tanguy Ndombele, with the defensive awareness of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Spurs have struggled to come up with an effective formula in their midfield all season, but I think taking a punt on the Fulham man could be a stroke of genius, especially if we were to vacate some of the deadwood in that position.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

This is a no-brainer. The Serb has scored goals wherever he has been. From Newcastle, to his Fulham, and also for his national side, he is a threat, and has been horrendously underused this season.

Despite seeming like he’s been around forever, the big man is only 26, and his goal record is superb, averaging over a goal every two games for Serbia.

He’s only notched three league goals in an injury-affected season this time around but is a target man who would have been a good backup to Harry Kane.

And if Kane ends up leaving this Summer, it will be even more important to get a tried and tested target man into the football club.

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