Lewis Cook is Tottenham's most viable deadline signing, and they must pay up

Lewis Cook of England during the International Friendly match between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England.

Tottenham must make Bournemouth talent Lewis Cook their top target.

 

Lewis Cook of England U21's during the UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier match between England and Latvia at the Vitality Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Tottenham are facing a challenging deadline day after a nightmare transfer window.

A move for Jack Grealish has fallen flat, and prospects of signing Wilfried Zaha, Ryan Sessegnon and Anthony Martial appear nigh on impossible.

This is why they should concentrate their efforts in the final few hours on Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook.

 

The Express reported last week that Spurs were considering a £30 million move for the midfielder.

Cook is entering his third year at Bournemouth after joining from Leeds, and has already earned an international cap for England.

Buying Cook now could be a snip compared to his eventual value, and Spurs have a helping hand from Bournemouth's transfer activity.

Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth runs with the ball under pressure from Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on...

The Cherries have splashed out a club record fee on Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma, addition competition for places and Bournemouth will be able to withstand a Cook sale, which would balance the books.

Cook would be a replacement for Mousa Dembele at Tottenham, and he is a better fit for that role than Grealish.

Time is running out to do a deal, but instead of wasting more time chasing the Aston Villa midfielder, Tottenham should focus on trying to tempt Lewis Cook away and pay up.

Lewis Cook of England during the International Friendly match between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England.

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