By Alan Hutton

27th Apr, 2022 | 5:30pm

Tottenham tipped to sign 'exciting' star to transform Harry Kane in 'huge' transfer claim - expert

Alan Hutton has tipped Tottenham to prioritise the signing of a new creative midfielder this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs defender insisted a new playmaker would allow Harry Kane to focus on his role as a centre-forward.

As reported by the Telegraph last week (20 April), Antonio Conte wants two new midfielders as part of a six-man signing spree.

A recruitment source told Football Insider (17 April) that Tottenham are keeping tabs on former star Christian Eriksen with a view to a summer move.

The Danish playmaker, currently on a short-term deal at Brentford, is understood to be keen on a return.

Hutton insisted an attack-minded midfielder would help get more out of Kane as a striker.

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Asked where Spurs need to prioritise, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think a creative midfielder. They’ve really struggled in that department for a while, if I’m totally honest.

“I would like to see them with someone within that midfield that’s exciting. Someone that can get on the ball, make things happen and leave Kane up the pitch.

“It gives the centre-halves something to think about. He’s not dropping deep. If I’m playing centre-half and Harry Kane drops to the halfway line, brilliant. Let him go down there, away from the goal.

“You know they want to get the width from the wing-backs too. Are they the answer? They’ve still got to prove themselves.

“Doherty’s come on, Sessegnon, we know is capable, Reguilon’s still got question marks above him. These are the areas when you play that system who are your biggest outlets.

“If they’re not firing on all cylinders, you’re looking for your front two, and Kulusevski, to go and make things happen.

“There are question marks above a few heads. Creative midfield and wing-back positions are huge.”

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