Having watched the United match, reading and watching as much as I can about the transfers targets, I reckon I've settled on my transfer wishlist.
Leandro Damião remains number one on my wish list, and quite frankly the club just needs to get it done. If we were willing to go up around the $20 million mark for a Moutinho or Willian, then we just have to accept it’s an investment we have to make because we will forever be having to work-around our deficiencies and compromise in other areas of our roster until we’ve secured a first class solo striker,
My presumption would be that signing Damião would rule out a bid for either Moutinho or Willian so I’ll assume we’re in single figure territory. So I’m putting my hand up for Hamburg’s Son Heung-Min.
The 20 year old South Korean looks like an exciting prospect as a long-term number 10 and appears to have more of a killer instinct for goals than any of our other options behind the striker. As we have other options for the role, most obviously Dempsey, we’re in the position where we should be able to chance our arm on a highly-rated youngster.
Furthermore with Holtby coming to the club next year, Heung-Min appeals as a more attacking alternative for AVB to use where goals are needed and he can even play striker if needed. He really does appear to be the ideal long-term squad player for us while he’s still developing, while long-term he could become anything.
I reckon if you gave most Spurs fans 30 million pounds and told them to recruit two players, they’d probably go a creative mid-fielder and a striker. I think this side is going to be best suited playing 4-2-3-1 and I’m happy with Sandro and Dembele as the deep mid-fielders and I think its pretty obvious we could improve at nine and ten so that’s where I would focus. If we have ambitions to challenge for titles, we have to continue to look to upgrade this side, while retaining our impressive midfield nucleus.