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Do Spurs need Barcelona's Gomes with Sissoko proving his worth?

Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF lobs the ball over the head of Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona during the Supercopa de Espana Final 2nd Leg match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio...

Tottenham are linked with Andre Gomes but with Moussa Sissoko finally hitting form do they need the Barcelona midfielder?

Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF lobs the ball over the head of Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona during the Supercopa de Espana Final 2nd Leg match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio...Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF lobs the ball over the head of Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona during the Supercopa de Espana Final 2nd Leg.

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to renew their interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes in the January transfer window having failed to sign him over the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Barca want to finalise their own long-term pursuit of Philippe Coutinho but need to sell some of their current squad to complete a proposed £120m deal for the Liverpool star.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool takes the ball forward during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC at Otkrytije Arena on September 26, 2017 in...Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool takes the ball forward during the UEFA Champions League group E match against Spartak Moskva.

The Sun reports that Gomes could leave the Camp Nou on loan or for as little as £20m, despite only joining the Catalans in a £45m move from Valencia in 2016.

Yet would Spurs signing the Portugal international actually be a good thing when it could halt the progress of Moussa Sissoko; who is finally proving his worth to the North Londoners after a difficult time at the club following a switch from Newcastle United almost 18 months ago.

Sissoko was heavily criticised during his first season with Tottenham, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has stood by the Frenchman and this term his form has turned around.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on...Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal during the Premier League match against Huddersfield Town.

Featured in his preferred central midfield role, where Gomes also plays, rather than out on the right flank has been a positive for the 28-year-old and he scored his first goal for the club in the 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the side's final Premier League match before the recent international break.

Rather than spending out on yet another player in the middle, perhaps allowing Pochettino to continue to develop Sissoko would be far more cost-effective and less disruptive.

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