Jermaine Jenas suggests Divock Origi for Tottenham Hotspur

Jermaine Jenas prior to the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on November 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi and Chelsea man Michy Batshuayi are among the suggestions from Jermaine Jenas for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur.

Michy Batshuayi of Valencia CF during the Spanish Copa del Rey  match between Sporting Gijon v Valencia at the El Molinon on January 8, 2019 in Gijon Spain

Jermaine Jenas has suggested in The Daily Mail that Tottenham Hotspur should make a move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi in the January transfer window.

The former Tottenham midfielder has also suggested that the North London outfit should bring Malcom from Barcelona if the 21-year-old attacker is available.


Jenas has also said that Chelsea duo Michy Batshuayi - who is a £40 million January target for Everton, according to The Sun - and Alvaro Morata could be the kind of players who could help Spurs in their current time of need.

Star striker Harry Kane is injured at the moment, and Son Heung-min is away on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup, meaning that Tottenham are a bit light upfront.

Malcom of Barcelona (L) looks on prior to the Copa del Rey Round of 16 match between Levante and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia on January 10, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

Jenas wrote in The Daily Mail: “Of course, it's difficult to get the right player right now. Unfortunately Chelsea won't be offering a helping hand as Michy Batshuayi would be the sort of player who could help. Or even Alvaro Morata.

“Spurs may have to bring forward some of their plans for the summer. So, although more of a wide player, if the Brazilian Malcom is available from Barcelona, bring him in. Or Divock Origi, who seems to be wasting away at Liverpool.”

Need for a striker

Tottenham do have Fernando Llorente, but the Spanish striker has failed to do much of note during his time at the North London outfit so far.

While the likes of Origi and Batshuayi will be good signings for Spurs in the short term, it is hard to see Chelsea and Liverpool help rivals Tottenham.

After all, Spurs are still in the race for the Premier League title and Chelsea will see them as their rivals for the top four.

(THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Divock Origi of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on January 15, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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