Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes that Tottenham Hotspur will make two or three further signings during the current transfer window.
Tottenham have been uncharacteristically busy early on in the window having brought in five new signings.
Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster have both arrived on free transfers, while Yves Bissouma and Richarlison joined on permanent deals from Brighton and Everton respectively and were followed through the door by Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona.
Bridge admitted that Middlesbrough right wing-back Djed Spence still remains a target with all parties wanting to reach a satisfactory conclusion.
An attacking midfielder is also said to be on the club’s agenda, according to the boyhood Spurs fan, who initially thought a return for Christian Eriksen would have been on the cards.
Bridge told Michael Bridge: “I think maybe two or three more [new signings].
“Djed Spence is widely known [as a target], they want at right wing-back, they’re still negotiating a fee with Middlesbrough. The player wants to come, so Spurs and I imagine Chris Wilder and Boro want to get this done as quickly as possible.
“Djed Spence wasn’t part of Middlesbrough’s pre-season training camp in Portugal, so I expect that to happen.
“I think they want a more attack-minded central midfielder – someone a bit more creative.
“I thought maybe at the start of the summer that might have been Christian Eriksen but hearing from a couple of people that they think Christian Eriksen is looking for maybe a new challenge. Spurs is maybe not a new challenge for him as he was there for seven, eight years.”
Even though the Djed Spence deal is turning into one of the most protracted transfer sagas of the summer, it does appear that Tottenham will eventually get their man.
Another central defender could also be on the club’s shopping list, however, it seems unlikely at this stage if one of their top targets such as Alessandro Bastoni or Josko Gvardiol are realistic arrivals this summer.
Many fans wanted a return for Eriksen, but given his likely demands of regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup and Conte’s tactical system not being the most accommodating for the Dane, it was not a complete surprise to see him move elsewhere.
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