Erik Lamela finally looked like coming good for Spurs against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday evening. That is good news, it means Spurs can likely stop panicking about potentially having to add a player to the wing positions this winter.
Roberto Soldado will come good, while Jermain Defoe performs great back-up, don’t forget that Emmanuel Adebayor is still there, although that is likely to change in January - meanwhile their midfield looks very strong indeed - with Paulinho, Lewis Holtby, Sandro, Christian Eriksen and co all doing a great job in the middle of the park.
So where do they need to add to the team in January.
Surely a left-back is the best option for the winter. Even with Danny Rose fit they struggle with numbers in that position, and Jan Vertonghen is being utilised in that position at the moment (albeit he is performing wonders in the role).
But if a top quality left-back is available surely they should pursue that option - Fabio Coentrao is just that.
The Portuguese is not a regular at The Bernabeu - and he is certainly far too good to be sitting on the bench in the run up to a World Cup.
He is arguably one of the top ten left-backs in the world, and he can also play in a wealth of positions.
From left-wing to defensive midfield, Tottenham would be signing an incredible left-back, who also has the ability to play amicably across a variety of other positions - and would simply be an excellent addition to the Tottenham first team.
His marauding style would complement the opposite flank perfectly, with both he and Kyle Walker flying forward and causing countless problems for opposing defences along with their winger partners.
Tottenham’s chances of winning the league may not be considered by many, but bringing in Coentrao might change that opinion for many.
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