Tottenham may be in the market for another central midfielder this summer if Victor Wanyama leaves the club. The Daily Mail say the 28-year-old is surplus to requirements and available for sale. Eric Dier may be given a role at centre-back next season too which would leave Mauricio Pochettino somewhat short in midfield.
One player Spurs should consider signing is Idrissa Gueye. The £70k-per-week Everton man wants out of Goodison Park this summer and is desperate to play in the Champions League – Fabian Delph was recently signed as his potential replacement too. Gueye would be an improvement on Wanyama and is certainly good enough to challenge Moussa Sissoko & Harry Winks for a starting place alongside Tanguy Ndombele.
Last season, Gueye made 33 Premier League appearances, making two assists for his troubles. He created 18 chances, averaged 53 passes-per-game with 84% accuracy, won 32 aerial duels (48%), made 23 successful dribbles (74%), blocked 56 shots/passes/crosses, made 44 clearances and averaged a tackle (142) or interception (74) every 13 minutes.
The 29-year-old’s asking price is around £35m which may be too steep for Tottenham, however, as Gueye has little resale value and may have peaked as a player given he turns 30 in September. Time will tell.
Stats from Transfermarkt.