Report: Tottenham consider deal for Alex Song, talks expected before deadline

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly pursuing a move for Barcelona's Alex Song.

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a late move to sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song as an alternative to Victor Wanyama.

Spurs have recently prioritised adding quality to their forward line, with Clinton N'Jie and Son Heung-min arriving from Lyon and Bayer Leverkusen respectively this month.

However, manager Mauricio Pochettino still needs a physical midfield presence, and he has recently been pursuing a deal for Southampton star Wanyama - but the Daily Mail report that the Saints have snubbed a bid for the Kenyan international, as they have no intention of selling him.

That means Pochettino has to look elsewhere for midfield options, and The Sun report that Barcelona outcast Alex Song is now an alternative for Spurs.

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at West Ham, and after an exceptional first half of the season, it looked like Song could dominate in the Premier League, as he often threatened to do during his time with Arsenal, before leaving for Barcelona in 2012.

However, in 2015 Song struggled, much like the rest of the West Ham side, and went back to Barcelona with no permanent deal in place to keep him at Upton Park.

With no future at Barcelona, the Cameroonian may be looking for a return to the Premier League, and The Sun report that Spurs are expected to open talks over a deal for Song before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

Spurs fans may not be too keen on signing Song given his links to Arsenal, and his hot-and-cold displays for West Ham last season. Song has power to aid the Tottenham midfield, but his aggression sometimes gets the better of him, whilst there have always been questions over his ability in possession - making this a potentially risky move for Pochettino and Spurs.

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