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3 Potential January Transfer Targets for Tottenham

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentSeptember 10, 2016

3 Potential January Transfer Targets for Tottenham

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    Bleacher Report brings you three potential January transfer targets for Tottenham Hotspur based on the latest transfer gossip from the media. 

    The aim of this article is to access whether or not the transfer rumour has validity and how it potentially affects Andre Villas-Boas' team. 

    Don't hesitate to comment below with your views.

Andrea Pirlo

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    The Andrea Pirlo to Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumour gained traction due to former Italian international Gianluca Vialli playing Chinese whispers.

    "I've heard rumours from England that there has been contact between Pirlo and Tottenham for next season," said Vialli, from Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia

    Is it unusual that Juventus have delayed their decision over extending Pirlo's contract at the club?

    No. 

    "We have decided to continue negotiations in February or March," said Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta, from Tuttosport via Sky Sport

    With Paulinho, Mousa Dembele, Etienne Capoue and Sandro are at the club, it makes no sense to sign an aging Pirlo, who's status no longer Juve's most important midfielder (that title belongs to Arturo Vidal).

    Pirlo, who averages 0.6 tackles per league game this season, doesn't fit the prototypical all-action Andre Villas-Boas central midfielder.

     

     

Chicharito

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    Carl Eldridge at The Daily Star believes Tottenham Hotspur will make a move for Manchester United impact sub Chicharito:

    The Spurs boss is alarmed at his side’s lack of potency in the box and will bid to snare the £million-rated Mexican hitman, nicknamed Little Pea, in the January transfer window.

    White Hart Lane supremo Daniel Levy has given AVB the green light to make signings in January and Hernandez, 25, is his top priority.

    Why would Andre Villas-Boas' top priority be a striker when signing a left-back to challenge Danny Rose is the obvious transfer move to make in January.

    Manchester United manager David Moyes has reiterated his desire to keep Chicharito, per FOXSports.

    Translation: United won't sell Chicharito. 

     

Christian Benteke

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    Tottenham Hotspur will lodge a £28 million bid for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, according to Simon Jones at The Daily Mail

    Is Benteke a necessity? No. 

    Roberto Soldado has scored three goals and created two in his first eight Premier League games. 

    In two UEFA Europa League starts, Jermain Defoe has scored three times. 

    Tottenham play a 4-2-3-1, so there's only room for one No. 9. 

    If Benteke arrives, what happens to the £26 million-valued Soldado?

     

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