Spurs have been linked today with two deals involving Bundesliga clubs, with one player supposedly on his way from White Hart Lane and another potentially coming in.
One of those transfers looks pretty unlikely. The German publication Express claims that Tottenham are challenging Liverpool for the Cologne left-back Jonas Hector, who is currently impressing for the German national team at Euro 2016.
While the £17m rated 26-year old is clearly a fine player, there seems to be no need for the club to buy another left-back. Danny Rose was in superb form last season and his deputy Ben Davies – who is also impressing at Euro 2016 – was much improved. Spurs’ link with Hector seems likely to be just a way of getting Liverpool to hurry up and make a bid for the player.
Perhaps a more realistic transfer story comes from The Sun – however unlikely that sounds. They claim that Borussia Dortmund are interested in a move for Nacer Chadli.
Anyone who saw Dortmund trounce Tottenham’s second-string last season might question why they might want to buy a player who struggled to play regularly last season. Yet during his time in England and before that Holland, Chadli has proved that he can be a useful goalscorer from the flanks.
With Dortmund having just sold Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United, they are clearly in the market for reinforcements in this area. Is it possible that Chadli fits the bill and if so, would he be moving to a team where he’d stand even less of a chance of securing regular football than at Spurs?