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Tottenham Hotspur: Fabrizio Romano now expects Paratici to target midfielder

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Tottenham Hotspur now have a midfielder on their January radar as they aim to strengthen their options for the second half of the campaign. 

This is according to Fabrizio Romano, with the reliable journalist speaking on the House of Champions YouTube channel about Fabio Paratici’s transfer plans.

Romano has already suggested Spurs are looking to bring in a new centre-back in January, but the Italian also suggested Spurs will aim to find a backup centre-forward for Harry Kane.

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However, he has now claimed Tottenham will potentially look to bring in another midfielder over January, with Antonio Conte wanting new players by the end of the window.

Spurs were also initially linked with a possible move for Chrisitan Eriksen in the early stages of the summer, and with Romano also claiming on the show that Ruslan Malinovskyi is a possible target, it seems an attacking option could well be on the radar in January:

He said: “I see links with Bastoni, but Bastoni, from what I’m told, is not leaving Inter in January. Also, because they are in the next stage of the Champions League, so I don’t see them selling Bastoni in January.

“But I see Tottenham going for a centre-back and potentially for a midfielder. So, Antonio Conte wants new players; he feels that they need new players.”

TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…

Over the summer, Spurs brought in Yves Bissouma to provide some support to the likes of Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp – so it feels as if central midfield is covered.

What's the most important January target?

Centre-forward

Centre-forward

Midfielder

Midfielder

Centre-back

Centre-back

Right wing-back

Right wing-back

However, Spurs do lack a creative midfielder that can unlock opposition defences and create something out of nothing during tight games.

James Maddison was been linked to a potential Spurs move last summer, but a move in January for the £60m-rated star does feel like a big ask.

Although Bentancur and Hojbjerg have improved their numbers this season, having a player of Maddison’s consistent quality could be a huge boost ahead of the run-in.

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