William Carvalho would be the perfect midfield addition for Tottenham in January

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Considering a midfielder Tottenham Hotspur should make a move for in January.

Tottenham Hotspur made a number of signings during the summer, strengthening their defence with the addition of Kevin Wimmer, Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier and their attacking options with Clinton N’Jie and Heung-Min Son both arriving.

But one area of the field where they still need more quality is in defensive midfield, and there is an option that would fit into Tottenham’s habit of signing promising young players with considerable sell-on value.

That player is Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, a 23-year-old who burst onto the scene two seasons ago and justified his position among the most exciting young players around with a stellar showing at the recent Under-21 European Championship.

William’s breakthrough campaign at Sporting earned him a place in Portugal’s 2014 World Cup squad and he has since been linked with a whole host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal (as reported by Goal among others).

A fractured tibia means William was ruled out of the start of the new season but by January he should be back to his best and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would be wise to make a move.

William looks destined to become one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe and while Tottenham will have to fight with the great and good of the game to sign him the fact that he has not gone already tells its own story about rivals' alleged interest.

He will be expensive, but he will be a sound investment that will tick two of Daniel Levy’s important boxes: A player who will considerably improve Spurs’ first-team from the outset but one whose price will only go up in the years to come.

Tottenham need a quality midfielder and, while some fans will want a more experienced one, William could be the signing that helps propel them to the next level; yet another young talent to join a blossoming roster with a very bright future in the game.

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