Daniel Levy's Tottenham transfer strategy is taking shape and priority looks clear

It's apparent Tottenham Hotspur want to sign talented young midfielders as a priority.

Tottenham fans mural before the game spelling out To Dare To Do during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at at the Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur are still battling for a Champions League final spot and a top four place.

Behind the scenes it appears work is being done ahead of next season in preparation for the transfer window.

Last week The Daily Mail reported Tottenham had already drawn up a transfer blueprint, to target young stars capable of walking into their starting line up.

 

Subsequent reports appear to back this up, and make a particular position clear, central midfield.

Calciomercato report Spurs want to sign Roma youngster Nicolo Zaniolo.

Portuguese outlet CM Jornal now links Tottenham with a deal for Benfica's Gedson Fernandes.

Fernandes is 20, and Zaniolo 19. Both are central attacking midfielders, and have the potential to become elite talents.

Nicolo' Zaniolo of AS Roma during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Udinese at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 13 April 2019.

Each could expect to become regulars for Tottenham.

Whether Tottenham are successful in pursuit of either remains to be seen, but their intent is both telling and encouraging.

Midfield is clearly a position where Spurs need to improve, having sold Mousa Dembele in January, and been hit by injuries this season.

Bringing in Zaniolo, Fernandes, or a player of the same quality, perhaps even Ajax's Donny van de Beek, would be a big statement.

Gedson Fernandes of SL Benfica in action during the Liga NOS match between FC Porto and SL Benfica at Estadio do Dragao on March 2, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.

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