Opinion: The most important position in which Spurs should strengthen in the transfer window

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Daniel Levy

Despite quick-fire points to start the season, suggesting that Spurs were title contenders, recent poor results have highlighted that much of the current crop of players are still not good enough to play at the level expected by the fans.

After another dropping of a lead at home to Fulham, the centre of defence is proving a huge issue.

Davinson Sanchez showed his lack of defensive awareness again by leaving Eric Dier isolated one-on-one for Fulham’s equaliser. And Dier himself, not for the first time, was beaten all too easily in the air.

With Mourinho not trusting Joe Rodon or Japhet Tanganga with any consistency and Toby Alderweireld inevitably on the decline, we need a new centre-back in order to help us stop leaking needless goals.

However, in my opinion, the position which could be considered as most urgent is finding a creative, goal-scoring midfielder.

Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane continue to find the back of the net at a fair lick. However, when these two understandably need a rest, the issue in front of goal is clear for us all to see.

None of our attacking midfielders seem to get enough chances, let alone score enough goals to provide ample cover for the two hitmen up front.

It was hoped that Gareth Bale could get double figures this season, replacing the goals of Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli in previous years. But thus far, he has been little more than an observer of our key matches, watching on from the bench.

The squad seems to be blessed with wide men who aren’t too much of a threat in front of goal too, including Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, and Erik Lamela. And our central midfielders, with the exception of Tanguy Ndombele, don’t seem to have attacking bones in their bodies.

Therefore, it is clear to see how much we miss someone who can link the midfield and the attack, popping up with a few goals in the process.

Knowing that finances were the only thing preventing Jack Grealish and Bruno Fernandes arrivals makes the situation all the more frustrating, but Spurs must find a new diamond in the transfer market if they hope to complete this Mourinho front line. 

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