The summer transfer window for Tottenham when all things are considered was a relatively productive one; clearly keeping Harry Kane being one of their best achievements.
However, the arrival of centre back Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil and Emerson Royal were seen as particularly astute additions to their squad.
Director of football Fabio Paratici though has been working hard behind the scenes again over the last couple of weeks to line up deals for January and it appears that they could well beat fierce rivals Arsenal to the signing of Lille midfielder Renato Sanches.
Sanches given green light to leave
The central midfielder impressed for Portugal in the delayed Euro 2020 this summer and he has caught the attention of a number of big clubs since. Having burst onto the scene at a young age, earning himself a big-money move to Bayern Munich from Benfica.
However, now at the age of 24, it seems that he is finally realising his potential, and helped to steer Lille to an unexpected league title in France last season. His club president, Olivier Letang has even sanctioned his move revealing that he will be allowed to leave at the right price.
“I have already discussed this with him. If an offer from a big club arrives, Renato will be able to leave. We will see what will happen,” Letang told BFM Lille
The price being discussed for the player is a modest £30 million, which for Spurs is certainly achievable and would be considered a major coup when thinking about the potential of the player.
Do Spurs need Sanches?
With a question mark over Tanguy Ndombele, it appears that Tottenham are in fact in the market for a midfielder and seemingly, Sanches would fit the bill.
Predominantly a central midfielder by trade, he can operate on the right, however, he fits the bill of a more all-round player. His exploits in the summer saw him capable of tracking back, making tackles, while his passing distribution perhaps exemplified where he could make a difference for Spurs.
While Dele Ali has shown glimpses of what he is capable of under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo, bringing in Sanches could well propel the club closer to being able to compete at the top of the Premier League.
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