What Tottenham Hotspur need to buy before the transfer deadline

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Tottenham Hotspur are running out of time to make some much-needed additions.

With the transfer window deadline just around the corner, Tuesday 6pm to be precise, we take a look at who and what Tottenham Hotspur need buy before the window shuts.

Spurs have so far made five new signings this summer, with their latest being a big-money deal for South Korea international forward Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen.

However, results so far haven’t been particularly good and there are clear areas for improvement within the squad, and arguably areas which should have been strengthened weeks ago.

Harry Kane alternative:

Harry Kane netted 21 Premier League goals last season, yet there was always going to be doubt as to whether he could repeat his scoring antics and an alternative was necessary.

Son and Clinton N’Jie have been added, but are these players really centre-forwards? Arguably not. Kane is more than just goals, he has excellent link-up play and plays as a pivot in the final third.

Saido Berahino has been sounded out for much of the transfer window, with Mauricio Pochettino likening the ordeal to a frustrated love affair when speaking to reporters for the BBC.

The 22-year-old maybe shorter in size and not as strong as Kane, yet his attributes on the ball and scoring ability suggest he would complement Spurs well and give them an alternative option.

Central midfield:

Spurs have an evident problem in this area, with versatile player Eric Dier filling in due to the apparent lack of options available to boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Dier, Nabil Bantaleb and Ryan Mason all lack experience, and considering their young age they can’t be expected to play at the top level week in, week out.

The Telegraph reported in July that Spurs were interested in German duo Christoph Kramer and Sven Bender, with both players ideal candidates to come in to the team’s midfield.

A ball-carrier:

Lastly, the North Londoners are in real need of a player capable of carrying the ball, dribbling past players and creating space for his teammates with powerful, direct running.

Attacking midfielders Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Moussa Dembele are all technical players with reliable passing, but none are full-throttle wide men.

Saido Berahino could be that man, though reports in the Mirror suggest Yannick Bolasie is still a target ahead of the window and he certainly fits the bill for that type of player needed.

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