The reportedly available midfielder Spurs should sign in January

Tottenham Hotspur should make a move for Yohan Cabaye in January, after reports of his availability surfaced today.

Reports today have emerged that Yohan Cabaye will be told that he can leave Paris Saint Germain in January. 

Cabaye has failed to make the grade with the French champions since joining from Newcastle United at the start of 2014 and it seems that his stay could already be coming to an end.

With reports of his availability surfacing, he is a player who Tottenham Hotspur should target if they are serious about making it into the top-four this season.

Spurs have made a worrying start to the campaign, but they are still only three points away from the Champions League places as things stand.

If they can keep on the outskirts of the top-four places for the coming months, Cabaye could be the acquisition that they need to finally bridge the gap.

The Frenchman would inject a serious amount of quality into their current squad and his class would allow Spurs to dominate possession.

Although Tottenham possess a number of defensive midfielders, they lack a deep-lying playmaker of Cabaye's quality and he could fill a void in their current squad.

At the moment Etienne Capoue and Ryan Mason seem the club's midfield axis of choice, but Cabaye would be an upgrade on either.

Capoue was brought in to add a physical presence to Tottenham's midfield, but he is still being exposed defensively at times and his passing leaves a lot to be desired.

Mason, meanwhile, has impressed since being brought into the starting line-up, but he could benefit hugely from having someone as composed as Cabaye alongside him.

The 23-year-old is an all-action player and his energy would be perfect to complement the French international's skill-set at the heart of the pitch.

The prospect of Cabaye dictating play, with the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen ahead of him is an exciting one for any Spurs fan and it would mean that they would have ample creativity in the team.

Although Cabaye's arrival would likely be dependant on shifting some of the players that the club currently have in that position out, Spurs must start thinking about quality rather than quantity and  signing the 28-year-old would be a statement of their intent.  

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