Tottenham must go all-out to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window, after the player has shown that he will develop into one of the world’s elite strikers.
The 21-year-old forward has admitted that he could leave Celtic Park in the New Year for the first time in an interview with the Daily Record and the club value him at around £30million – which Spurs could easily afford.
With their new stadium on the way, Tottenham desperately need to finish in the top-four this season and manager Mauricio Pochettino should look to strengthen his squad in the New Year with an eye to the future.
One thing is certain – their squad at the moment is not good enough to win the title.
The France Under-21 star could be a perfect signing for Pochettino – he has a prolific goal scoring record for Celtic and would provide excellent cover for striker Harry Kane.
This is a key issue for Spurs. When Kane isn’t firing – and he scores in fits and bursts – Tottenham suffer.
Dembele is a strong, powerful centre-forward with bags of pace and a natural eye for goal. The 21-year-old also has Champions League experience, which could be crucial for Spurs if they make it past Juventus in the last-16.
He made two Premier League appearances for Fulham as a 17-year-old and should be able to adapt to the league.
Tottenham rely too heavily on Kane and the signing of Dembele would take the pressure off the 24-year-old, who has scored 12 of Spurs’ 28 Premier League goals.
He would also provide great cover if Kane happened to get injured as, 32-year-old Fernando Llorente – who was originally brought in as cover for the striker – has struggled this season and appears to be past his best.
Dembele would provide Pochettino with more depth and attacking options, and he would flourish under the watchful eye of Pochettino – a manager who’s proved he can get the best from his young players.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has revealed the reason behind Spurs’ recent Premier League form.