Why reported Wanyama interest shows a flaw in Tottenham's transfer policy

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Tottenham Hotspur have arguably got their priorities all wrong if they go after a deal for Victor Wanyama.

The Daily Mail has reported that Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Southampton holding midfielder Victor Wanyama.

With the transfer deadline just beyond the horizon, Spurs appear to be stepping on the gas in terms of making additions to their squad, but it’s arguable that they have got their priorities wrong with no need in the current squad for a player of Wanyama’s type or in his position.

Current options

If Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino feels he needs more presence in front of the back four then he has to use Mousa Dembele in that position, confining him to play that gritty and aggressive role in terms of breaking up the play.

Dembele is a player who loves to get involved in a physical battle with opponents, often looking for a battle when Spurs are playing comfortably and controlling possession.

He’s got that element of his game in his locker and Tottenham even showed last season that they can cope without him, with a trio of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Christian Eriksen capable of pulling the strings in the middle.

Another striker, another winger

Clinton Njie has been confirmed as a new signing for the club, but few fans will argue should Tottenham sign another striker and another winger before the end of the summer.

Another striker would provide some much needed competition and cover for Harry Kane, while a winger would provide a natural source of width, giving Pochettino a Plan B and allowing him to go against a policy of inverted wingers.

Why Tottenham want to spend time and money looking to sign a player they don’t fundamentally need when there are priorities in other areas is a little confusing and something, which will only leave the club short in those positions by the end of the football year.

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