Tottenham have lined up the perfect midfielder to guarantee future success by reportedly reigniting a move for Barcelona’s Andre Gomes.
The Express have claimed that Spurs are ready to make another attempted swoop for the 24-year-old maestro after seeing a deadline day deal fall through back in the summer, after having seen long term target Ross Barkley leave Everton for Chelsea instead.
The Portuguese international could have been playing at Wembley already had Mauricio Pochettino pulled his finger out and secured his signing, but the Argentine manager can make up for the mistake in the current window.
Reported potential suitors Manchester United are said to have dropped out of the race for Gomes, while an ambitious move from West Ham is said to be off the table as the Portuguese international is not wanting to engage in a relegation battle.
As such, the Lilywhites seem to be leading the charge for his capture, after just six starts and a further 10 substitute appearances for the Catalan giants this season.
With 27-caps for the current European Championship holders Portugal under his belt, he would bring both guile and flair to a Spurs midfield who have had their problems during the current campaign.
Injuries have left Pochettino with selection issues, while those available have not always hit top form; Christian Eriksen has gone missing in big games and Dele Alli found himself dropped after a series of controversial incidents.
Quality in depth is crucial to ensuring success, especially when a club is fighting on numerous fronts as Spurs are this season, with a clash against Juventus in the Champions League and a fight on their hands to secure a top four spot.
The likes of Moussa Sissoko and Mousa Dembele have failed to live up to the high expectations set by Pochettino, and bringing in the Barcelona man would force them, as well as the likes of Harry Winks, to up their games or face the axe from the first team squad.
The Barca man’s passing ability would complement the talents of Alli, Eriksen and star striker Harry Kane in attack, while standing at 6’1″ he would offer an imposing presence in the centre of the park.
At 24-year-old he has a lot to offer already but will only grow in the future, and as such he is the perfect addition to Pochettino’s squad, and would be a key figure in helping the club gain success both domestically and in Europe.
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