Possible Deadline Deals for Tottenham

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistAugust 27, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Juan Mata of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on May 19, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and Tottenham being active on transfer deadline day.

Over the past three years, the North London club has brought in the likes of Clint Dempsey, Hugo Lloris, Rafael van der Vaart and Scott Parker on the final day of the transfer window.

Some players have also left the club on deadline day, including Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios.

This season, the scene has been set for yet another busy deadline day at White Hart Lane.

With the Gareth Bale saga still unresolved, and plenty of attacking stars being linked to Andre Villas-Boas' club, it is all but certain that at least one deal, if not more, will be finalized on deadline day by chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham still have to find a quality replacement for Bale if he does leave the club, and the slew of attacking options in front of them is a group that would make any manager salivate.

Here is a look at the potential deadline deals that Tottenham fans could be celebrating on Monday, when the fun concludes.


Juan Mata, Midfielder, Chelsea

Details emerged on Monday claiming that Tottenham could make an attempt at bringing in Spanish midfielder Juan Mata from Chelsea.

David Kent of the Daily Mail reported that Spurs could swoop for Mata, who has been on the bench for two of the first three Chelsea matches of the English Premier League season, after missing out on Willian last week.

According to Jason Burt at the Telegraph, Chelsea have not received any contact from the North London club as of Monday night.

If Mata were to join the club, he would be an obvious welcome addition as Spurs are looking to solidify their options out wide in an attempt to qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season.

However, Tottenham may face competition from Atletico Madrid for the 25-year-old.

ESPN's Dermot Corrigan reports that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is refusing to comment either way on a potential move for Mata.


Hulk, Forward, Zenit St. Petersburg

According to Burt, Villas-Boas could end up taking a leaf out of former boss Harry Redknapp's book and go after one of his former players in Hulk.

Hulk made a shock move from Porto to Zenit St. Petersburg last summer, and his game has dropped off significantly since then.

While Tottenham have already delivered up front this summer with the acquisition of Roberto Soldado, a physical presence up front like Hulk would do wonders for a squad looking for a solid backup option to the Spaniard.

Currently, Jermain Defoe is the main alternative to Soldado, but if Hulk were to make his way to North London in a week's time, he would jump above the Englishman in the pecking order.


Erik Lamela, Midfielder, Roma

It is time to shift our focus to a player who has a very realistic shot of being a Tottenham player before the deadline closes on Monday. 

Tom Sheen of the Daily Mail reports that a £30 million move for Erik Lamela between Spurs and Roma was close to being completed this weekend.

Lamela would be a great signing for Spurs, as he would provide plenty of skill on the left side of the pitch, which just so happens to be the spot that Bale has occupied during his time at the club.

Lamela's potential addition on the wing would add plenty of competition to the position that has four players searching for starts at the moment.

There is no doubt that the 21-year-old Argentinian playmaker would beat out the quartet of Andros Townsend, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aaron Lennon and Nacer Chadli for a spot in the starting XI on any given day.


Alan Dzagoev, Midfielder, CSKA Moscow

One name that could be on Tottenham's radar as the week progresses is that of Russian midfielder Alan Dzagoev.

Just days before last season's transfer window, one of the breakout stars of Euro 2012 was a target of Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail.

Since then, the 23-year-old winger has receded into the background as far as Spurs are concerned, but his stellar summer in Poland and Ukraine with the Russian national team is still the lasting image that many have of him.

An attacking midfielder capable of producing quality performances from the wing, Dzagoev could become a potential target of Spurs once again if the Lamela deal hits any type of snag.


What moves do you think Tottenham will make on deadline day?

Comment below or leave me a comment on Twitter, @JTansey90.


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