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Tottenham Transfers: Spurs Sign Young Belgian Nacer Chadli

Frank WagnerCorrespondent INovember 9, 2016

Tottenham's transfer activity continued Sunday, as the Londoners signed Nacer Chadli.

Spurs confirmed the acquisition on the club's official website, while The Guardian is reporting that the deal is worth £7 million.

Chadli comes to White Hart Lane from Dutch side FC Twente, where he impressed in his three years in the Eredivisie.

The winger is one in a long line of young Belgian talent coming through the ranks right now.

At 23 years old, Chadli has established himself in Belgium's national team and will join central defender Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Moussa Dembele in Tottenham's Belgian contingent.

On the surface, the young winger should be an exciting prospect for Spurs.

However, Chadli adds yet another name to Tottenham's crowded midfield, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Dembele, Scott Parker, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Clint Dempsey, Andros Townsend, Jake Livermore, Lewis Holtby and Paulinho already at White Hart Lane.

While having more options is never a bad thing, the situation in the middle of the park contrasts greatly with that at the front.

Coming into the transfer window, Tottenham was in need of an overhaul at striker, as Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor did not cut it last season.

Despite this, though, these are the only two experienced strikers still on Spurs' payroll, as many good options have slipped through chairman Daniel Levy's fingers.

It is absolutely vital for the club to sign a few strikers to replace their two current options, while the midfield could well be trimmed down to accommodate one or two big-money moves.

After last January's debacle at White Hart Lane, which saw the club fail to sign a needed striker, supporters have the right to feel fairly concerned about the potential of the situation this time around.

With the signing of Nacer Chadli, Tottenham gets a young talent who could well make a mark at the club for years to come.

However, the signing does not address Spurs' most dire need and might even create more work for the North London club over this last month of transfer season.


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