Conor Gallagher would be a great replacement for this dynamic talent.
There’s an indisputable exhilaration to approaching the final stages of a transfer window with agreements still pending, but this enthusiasm is tempered with caution, especially when it comes to Tottenham Hotspur.
They enjoyed both extremes of the spectrum in the summer, sealing agreements with plenty of time to spare for key players Micky van de Ven and James Maddison, but tying up a deal for Brennan Johnson, a £47 million player from Nottingham Forest, on the day of the deadline.
Conor Gallagher of Chelsea was also targeted, and a £40 million deal was made, but it was unsuccessful. Additionally, Lloyd Kelly, a versatile defender for Bournemouth, was targeted, but a timely deal was not achieved.
How the transfer window is shaping up for Spurs
Ange Postecoglou and new technical director Johan Lange appear to have tackled the January transfer market with caution and restraint.
After Spurs defeated the Bundesliga champions Radu Dragusin, they have already finalized a contract for forward Timo Werner. Eric Dier is going to Bayern Munich for approximately £25 million.
Tottenham is currently in a strong position as a result of these transactions, and a shrewd deal is being contemplated for the midfield.
Who Spurs could sign after Werner & Dragusin
Dean Jones of GIVEMESPORT reports that Tottenham is keeping an eye on Genoa midfielder Morten Frendrup and may try to sign him given his reasonable contract. Scouts are said to have been impressed with Frendrup’s Serie A performances.
Indeed, Postecoglou’s team is getting close to acquiring Genoa center back Dragusin, and they may be able to quickly recoup their investment in the highly valued midfield player by leveraging the positive rapport they have built in recent weeks.
Although Frendrup would demand a cost of €10 million (£9 million), this may be the ideal addition to finish the movements given the lucrative expenditures already made to get a head start in the winter transfer window.