Throughout the summer, Spurs were heavily linked to CSKA Moscow’s international midfielder Alan Dzagoev but like many of the rumours from the end of last season, this one came to nothing.
The occasional Dzagoev story continues to crop up but a far better option could be to take the Russian’s CSKA colleague Keisuke Honda. The Japanese international is 26 and playing the best football of his career in the RPL right now.
With CSKA’s main hit man Seydou Doumbia injured for most of the season, Honda is CSKA’s leading scorer from midfield with seven league goals from nineteen matches this season. Goal scoring has been a feature of the player’s career and he has averaged around one strike every four games since starting with Nagoya Grampus in 2005.
Honda’s performances have caught the attention of a number of clubs around Europe and Spurs are just one of a growing bunch of names. The Japanese midfielder is one of the more exciting links in recent weeks but with a packed midfield at the Lane, is it really going to happen?