3 Targets for Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window
Should Tottenham attempt to sign Kylian Mbappe?
Since the turn of the century, Antonio Conte became the 16th manager/head coach of Tottenham Hotspur. Conte's first task is to rebuild the confidence of his players, then he must bring in the reinforcements. Harry Kane is a shadow of himself, and Dele Alli is playing like he is out of his depth in the Premier League. Spurs need to strengthen the sqaud. There are plenty of transfer targets available, but should the club attempt to sign Kylian Mbappé?
Spurs have a proven manager in their dugout. Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea, but he had the funds, spending £119m on four players, including N'Golo Kanté. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Conte averaged 2.12 points per game (per transfermarkt.com).
Can Conte win silverware with Tottenham - Mbappé to Spurs?
According to oddschecker.com, Spurs are 7th favourites to win the Premier League (priced at 150-250/1). A domestic cup competition is arguably Tottenham's best chance of winning silverware this season. The board must support Conte if the club is serious about challenging for the league title, and playing regular Champions League football.
Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappé is the highest profile player to become a free agent. Mbappé is free to negotiate with other clubs as of the first day of 2022.
Real Madrid and Liverpool are in the hunt for the French superstar. What if Spurs went public in a bid for Mbappé? It would signal to the fans that the club is serious about winning their first English league title since 1961.
After two failed attempts, PSG are willing to make a new offer of 25 million euros per season and they'll also look to convince the Frenchman through their sporting project, one which is led by the attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mbappe himself. via marca.com
Mbappé has scored 114 goals in 124 starts for PSG.
Juventus striker Paulo Dybala to become a free agent?
Argentina forward Paulo Dybala is also out of contract in 2022. Dybala plays for Conte's former club, Juventus. The Serie A hitman turns 28 next week. Dybala averages almost one goal every two games. He would be a great additon to Tottenham's squad, giving Conte other options in attack.
Eintracht Frankfurt loanee Luka Jovic
Real Madrid paid £55m for Luka Jovic in 2019, but the 23-year-old has not played regularly for his parent club. Jovic has scored four goals in 18 appearances for the Bundesliga side. Los Blancos are cash strapped, meaning a move for Jovic is not beyond Totteham's reach.
Jovic offers a versatile attacking threat; he can play as a lone striker or as one of a two or even three-strong attack. His ability to take goalscoring chances is perhaps his finest attribute; he is clinical with both feet, strong in the air and fast enough to threaten with direct runs in behind. via coachesvoice.com
Spurs must score more goals
Norwich City are the only team to have scored fewer goals than Spurs in the Premier League (9). At the time of writing Harry Kane scored a first-half hat-trick for England against Albania, in Group I of the World Cup qualifier. It’s time for Kane to replicate his international form at club level.
Spurs fans will hope Conte can convince Kane his future lies at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
History shows us clubs reap the rewards of a boost in shirt sales after the arrival of a big name. Per Spanish media giant Marca, Paris Saint-Germain benefited from an 80 percent increase in their shirts sales, which translates into 800,000 sold after the arrivals of Mbappe and Neymar.
A marque signing of Mbappé's stature would send a signal to the rest of the league that Spurs mean business. The question of how much Conte will have to spend in the January transfer window remains unanswered. The Metro reports Conte could receive a monster transfer kitty of £150m.
Expect plenty of twists and turns and the season unfolds. The Spurs squad could look very different at the start of 2020.