Tottenham’s transfer dealings are well and truly underway after securing the impressive additions of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil and – most recently – Cristian Romero.
Gollini will offer competition to French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Gil will add some much-needed creativity to Spurs’ frontline and Romero will look to shore up a leaky backline.
The north Londoners will also be hoping to offload some unwanted players in a bid to raise funds, having already sold Juan Foyth to Villarreal and used Erik Lamela as part of the deal to bring Gil to the club.
If they can trim the squad then it seems that new footballing director Fabio Paratici will also look to bring in further reinforcements, as well as a striker to offer Harry Kane some much-needed rest after a season in which he played 49 games across all competitions.
Here, football.london details four potential transfers – in and out – that Paratici could complete before Tottenham’s opening Premier League fixture against reigning champions Manchester City on August 15.
Another defensive addition that Paratici has been targeting this summer is Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The club have been in talks with Tomiyasu and his representatives at various points over the summer but a move appears to have been put on hold whilst the 22-year-old featured at the Olympics.
Tomiyasu is extremely versatile and can also play as a right-back, centre-back or even as a left-back.
Tomiyasu is only likely to join the club if Spurs can shift Ivorian right-back Serge Aurier this summer.
Aurier has frequently admitted publicly his desire to leave the club and given he has just 12 months remaining on his current deal then a fresh start seems suitable for all parties.
The 28-year-old, who has been with the club for four years, has reportedly got admirers from a host of Serie A sides.
Another player that has been linked with a move to an Italian club is French midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
Sissoko has been linked to Serie A giants Napoli, with manager Luciano Spalletti supposedly a huge admirer of the 31-year-old.
The former Toulouse ace struggled for consistent game time in the English capital last term, starting just ten Premier League games.
Another defender who could be surplus to requirements is Colombian centre-half, Davinson Sanchez.
The 25-year-old has endured a somewhat difficult four-year stint with Spurs, having struggled for consistency under the majority of Jose Mourinho’s tenure.
Some outlets reported that he may have been used in a makeweight in the deal to bring Romero to north London, however that didn’t come to fruition and Spurs may now look to get a fee for their centre-back.
Source by Football London