Christoph Kramer is the latest player to be linked with a potential move to White Hart Lane, as Mauricio Pochettino apparently considers how to shake up his midfield and make it more effective.
Several reports are carrying differing stories, which detail the different levels of interest in Kramer from Spurs, with one suggesting that Technical Director Franco Baldini has personally scouted him.
However, there’s a problem; Tottenham don’t need him.
Holding and defensive midfield positions are not an area of the squad where Pochettino is currently short on options.
Etienne Capoue has made the role his own this season, with Mousa Dembele capable of playing in front of the back four with Paulinho and Nabil Bentaleb also having played there. Not forgetting summer signing Benji Stambouli from Montpellier.
Kramer may have won the World Cup with Germany over the summer, but that wasn’t enough to stop Bayer Leverkusen from loaning him out to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
There are arguably more pressing areas of the squad, which need to be addressed.
Pochettino added well to his defence over the summer with current problems at right-back only generated because of injuries to Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton, with Eric Dier currently covering the position.
In wide areas, Nacer Chadli has been revitalised under Pochettino, making himself a key component of the team when he’s fit and available.
Erik Lamela has also come on under Pochettino when it look like his Tottenham career could be over at times last season.
He’s proven that he can play down either flank, drifting into the middle of the team to whip out a cheeky rabona kick when possible.
Then there’s the attack and a need for another body up front.
Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane all give Pochettino different options but the attack needs something as the rumours about a possible move for Lukas Podolski fade away.
In short, it’s encouraging that Tottenham are being linked with top quality young players like Kramer but the reality is, they don’t need him and it would be bizarre if Pochettino urged the club to go all out and sign him.