Spurs supporters have been cautioned by Sky Sports reporter Lyall Thomas to “watch this space” as further information may surface throughout the day. To the “Transfer Center,” he said:
“At this point, it appears that Tottenham will have a difficult time winning this one because Leeds is hesitant to go with Dan James unless they sign [a] successor.
“Had Leeds achieved success with Cody Gakpo during the course of the night, then we could be discussing a different scenario this morning.
Spurs can rock thanks to Paratici.
It is well known that both sports director Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy enjoy slipping in a surprise toward the end of the transfer period. This was the case in January, when the Italian executive signed Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus.
Currently, the Spurs manager is in desperate need of offensive reinforcements, with a focus on finding someone innovative and adaptable enough to cover that gap in the final third.
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Just last month, Express columnist Ryan Taylor told GIVEMESPORT, “I think they are clearly looking at a creative playmaker, someone who can play as a number 10.”
James, who Thomas describes as an unusual signing, has been mentioned in recent weeks along with other names. This is especially true given that rumours now indicate that the Wales international is close to signing with Fulham.
Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers has been mentioned frequently, with important people at Hotspur Way interested in signing him. Monaco star Gelson Martins has also come up recently.
Paratici has undoubtedly been busy because Spurs have even been mentioned to players like Nicolo Zaniolo of AS Roma and playmaker James Maddison of Leicester City.
If he can locate that elusive creative component to round off Conte’s shopping binge, he may well make it a perfect eight signings this summer and get the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium rocking.
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