Tottenham Hotspur head into their crucial Champions League tie against Ajax with a severe lack of first-team central midfielders.
Moussa Sissoko is a major doubt after sustaining an injury against Man City in the last round, and Harry Winks is also struggling with a knock of his own (Football London).
These two have been Tottenham’s first choice pairing though this season, and have complemented each other remarkably well.
The only fit central midfielders currently in the first team squad are Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, and Oliver Skipp, although none have been used anywhere near as much as Winks and Sissoko this season (Premier League).
These recent injuries have highlighted Tottenham’s growing need to replace the midfield star Moussa Dembele, a player they sold back in January.
Hoping that their club will end the transfer drought dating back to January 2018, some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to voice who they believe the club should be investing in, Wolves’ Ruben Neves.
Neves set the Championship alight last season and has looked impressive in the Premier League too, most recently curling a beauty of a free-kick in against Arsenal this week.
However, The Daily Mirror claimed back last summer that Wolves would expect something in the region of £60m for their star man, a value that may even have gone up.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Ruben Neves would represent a real statement from Pochettino, Levy, and Tottenham this summer, if they saw fit to spend the huge money to get him in. That deep-lying central midfielder, capable of pulling the strings, passing, driving with the ball, and doing a job defensively is the exact set of skills Spurs need to replace Dembele and progress to the next level. My top picks to spend big money in this position would be Doucoure, Neves, or Ndombele.
Spurs need a good CDM and here’s my top 2 list who I think we can afford (EPL proven) ☠️:
– Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford)
– Rúben Neves (Wolves)
— Ampaleto (@ampaleto) 25 April 2019
So many players we should aim for/target even some in the EPL like Wan-Bissaka , Neves , etc..
Instead we are being linked to Average Premier league players or Eastern European/farmers league players who have bang average stats . Oh i forgot championshipm players as well.
— 40winks__ (@SpursTransfer10) 25 April 2019
I want Neves at Spurs.
— Jamie Durrant (@JDuzza10) 24 April 2019
— Andy Wright ??????? ?? (@AndySpurs72) 24 April 2019
Hope spurs sign neves ?
— Jonathon Penrice (@PenriceJonathon) 24 April 2019
would love Neves at Spurs
— W (@SerDavoSanchez) 24 April 2019
I would proper love Ruben Neves at Spurs.
— ColeyCOYS (@stevecole1984) 24 April 2019
Ruben Neves is one player I’d love at Spurs.
— Lew (@LewisSpurs90) 24 April 2019
Ruben Neves is a perfect player for Spurs. Have a big pass quality, ball control, long shot, is a very good free kicker, is cold (in the sense of give the ball for him in the middle and he do not a mistake). Is a Premier league player and the best… Have only 22.
— Servo de Pochettino (@MrHobsbawm2) 24 April 2019
5 players you want at Spurs next season.
2. De Ligt
4. Ward Prowse
In addition, Eriksen and Alderweireld to sign contract extensions.
— Gary N17 (@GaryLittle4) 24 April 2019
Moutinho and Neves have been brilliant this season. Would love Spurs to buy the latter.
— Peter Truman (@JournoPeter) 25 April 2019
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