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Tottenham Summer Transfer Rumours: 5 Latest Names Linked to Spurs

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIJuly 23, 2016

Tottenham Summer Transfer Rumours: 5 Latest Names Linked to Spurs

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    Tottenham will be hoping this is the summer their transfer activity results in a Champions League spot, or better.

    Spurs have been linked to a lot of names so far during the transfer window, and will be looking to add key elements to the squad.

    A forward is a top priority, and there may be some personnel changes in midfield and defense as well.

    Here are the five latest names linked with summer moves to Tottenham.

     

    *Unless otherwise stated, all statistics courtesy of ESPN FC and WhoScored.

Fredy Guarin

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    Tottenham could sign Colombian midfielder, Fredy Guarin, if they meet Inter Milan's asking price reveals The Mirror.

    Goal.com reports that Inter recently rejected a €18 million bid from Spurs.

    Guarin filled a number of roles for the Italian side last season, but scored 10 goals and had eight assists. 

    He spent the majority of the season as an unothordox No. 10, as Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe points out here.

    While he is unlikely to fill that role for Tottenham, Guarin would add power, drive, and a goal-scoring threat to the Spurs midfield.

Gareth Barry

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    According to The Mirror, Andre Villas-Boas is interested in signing Gareth Barry.

    Barry has been a solid but unspectacular player for Manchester City during his time at the club.

    His vision, passing and composure would be welcome additions to the Tottenham midfield, as would his experience.

    The 32-year-old would be a solid player to add depth to the squad.

Ibrahim Afellay

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    Tottenham have been linked, via The Metro, with a move for Dutch attacker, Ibrahim Afellay.

    The Barcelona attacker was on loan last season at Schalke, but endured his second consecutive injury-hit season. 

    Afellay provides pace, trickery and a direct attacking mentality to a variety of positions.

    Tottenham would be hoping that Afellay returns to the sort of form he had at PSV, where he attracted a lot of attention from top clubs.

Bernard

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    John Drayton of the Daily Mail has reported that Tottenham boss, Andre Villas-Boas, is interested in Brazilian starlet Bernard.

    Despite his obvious potential, a move for Bernard may be a bit of a gamble for Tottenham.

    While his industry and attacking talents would help Tottenham, the Atletico Mineiro attacker's slight build would pose a major problem in terms of his adaptation to Premier League play.

    A loan move somewhere to Spain or Portugal could be a solution to that problem.

Toby Alderweireld

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    According to the Daily Mail, Ajax defender, Toby Alderweireld, has admitted his interest in a move to the Premier League with Tottenham one of his potential suitors. 

    Given his experience with Jan Vertonghen, Andre Villas-Boas may be interested in signing another Ajax defender.

    Alderweireld would add depth to Tottenham's central defensive unit and could step into a defensive midfield role if necessary. 

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