Struggling Spurs and their plans for the winter transfer window

Since taking over in November, Antonio Conte has entered his first transfer window as Tottenham manager.

Tottenham’s climb up the table under Antonio Conte has given the Lilywhites renewed hope of qualifying for the Champions League – yet new additions are unlikely, as Conte has stated he has yet to talk with club officials about his transfer ambitions. This summer, Tottenham spent over £100 million on players like Bryan Gil, Emerson Royal, and Cristian Romero.

They were able to recoup £30 million in sales during Nuno Espirito Santo’s leadership, leaving a big spend. After only ten games in charge of the Premier League, the Portuguese coach was fired after five losses in seven games, citing poor performances and below-average play as reasons for his dismissal.

Fans who are anxious for Conte’s support may be concerned that no arrangements for signings have been established.

Tottenham was in eighth place when the Italian took control, and they are now sixth, just two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with two games remaining.

Now that Harry Kane is scoring again, the club will be pleased about the potential of qualifying for the Champions League once more.

The club’s unbeaten record has astonished fans, with Conte’s side having yet to lose a league encounter.

He also lauded his team’s bravery in a New Year’s Day 1-0 victory over Watford. 

●   Dusan Vlahovic – On List

The club does not usually pay hefty transfer fees, allowing other clubs around Europe to get players ahead of them, but now that Conte is in charge, there is an incentive for certain players to join the club.

Dusan Vlahovic, Fiorentina’s striker prodigy, is one of them. He has 16 goals in 19 Serie A matches this season.

According to the article, despite Spurs’ interest in the Serbian, his price tag continues to grow, making a deal look less and less possible as time passes. 

This could inspire Conte to make a last-ditch approach for his services in January, even though Fiorentina executives are adamant that any cost less than £70 million will be immediately rejected. However, he only has 18 months left on his contract. 

●   Franck Kessie – A Good Try

Franck Kessie of AC Milan is another player that has been connected. This season, the Ivorian has been a revelation for the Rossoneri, scoring five goals in just 16 Serie A matches from centre midfield.

According to reports, Tottenham looks to have increased their interest in him, even though his contract expires at the end of the season.

Because Kessie will be with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations for much of January, he is more likely to accept to join a new club on a free transfer in the summer.

●   Dele Alli Must Move

It’s hard to believe Alli will ever return to his greatest form at Tottenham. He was an integral part of England’s run to the 2018 World Cup semi-final, appearing in every match, although he has not played for his country since June 2019. He’s 25, and he can’t afford to spend any more time in his profession.

It appeared for a while that the Tottenham midfielder would be a fixture in England’s midfield for over a decade, but it is now unclear whether he will ever play for his nation again. The squad’s quality has clearly improved since Alli has been a fixture in the England team. Alli will have to show significant improvement to be in that conversation again.

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