With Mousa Dembele suspended, Tottenham have resorted to deploying two holding midfielders, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama, in each of their three league matches so far this season.
As a result Spurs have look misshapen in midfield. Without Dembele, the side has no one to carry the ball forward in order to aid the transition between midfield and attack.
Tottenham have been linked with plenty of attacking midfielders, but not many that can sit next to a holding player in a central midfield partnership.
Is that where Newcastle United outcast Moussa Sissoko comes in? There appears to be interest from Spurs, according to the London Evening Standard, but the club is unwilling to pay the massive £35 million asking price Newcastle have slapped on the player.
Sissoko is presumably valued so highly because of a string of fine performances for France at Euro 2016, helping his nation all the way to the final. The 27-year-old has been linked with a number of European giants — there was even talk of Real Madrid holding an interest.
It seems no club is willing to pay £35 million, though, but Spurs hope they can secure Sissoko’s services for around £20 million, according to The Telegraph.
What do you think? Is Sissoko the answer to Tottenham’s midfield issues? Will Daniel Levy really sanction a big money move for a 27-year-old with little resale value?