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This season doesn’t turn out to be the best for Tottenham as they endured some unexpected and humbling defeats. After last season’s success, as Spurs managed to reach to the Champions League final, fans expected to see more from their team but got disappointed. Tottenham played eleven games in total but suffered some bad defeats, including Carabao Cup penalty loss to Colchester, 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage and 3-0 loss to Brighton.
Currently, Tottenham plans to completely rebuild their squad in January. Mauricio Pochettino wants to get rid of Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Danny Rose, as reports claim.
Here are top five players Spurs can sign in 2019 in order to boost their squad, according to talk.Sport.
Youcef Atal (Nice): Atal is one of the finest youngsters in Europe. He has shown impressive flexibility in the current campaign starring at left wing. He even netted a victory goal against Dijon this season.
Should the Algerian join Spurs he would play similar to Kyle Walker. Atal also stated that he prefers to play right-back, as he has more experience in that position.
Paulo Dybala (Juventus): Tottenham almost got Dybala’s deal this summer, but failed to sort out some details of a transfer. Pochettino could get a lot out of the Argentine international using narrow attacking midfielders behind Harry Kane, instead of wingers. He is also able to be both a playmaker and a goal scorer so could help Giovani Lo Celso replacing Christian Eriksen.
Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig): Upamecano can be a real deal for Tottenham, as the 20-year-old centre-back has already impressed in European Under-21 Championship. He and teammate Ibrahima Konate can break lines with passes and dribbles and that is something Spurs could really do with their slow play this season. The Frenchman also reads the game incredibly due to his excellent in-game intelligence.
Sander Berge (KRC Genk): Berge is a strong defensive midfielder who reads the game superbly and is a fine ball-player. The 21-year-old has got a big potential and could be a great long-term option for Spurs, as Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are kinds of fringe stars now.
Florentino Luis (Benfica): Luis is another candidate Tottenham should consider in midfield. The 20-year-old Portuguese is nicknamed “The Octopus” as he has the ability to recover the ball through tackles of interceptions. This season he’s dispossessed opponents on average 3.5 times per game and interception the ball 4.3 times.