After Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Tottenham were in the market for a player who can bring pace and power to the side in order to change games.
It appears he got his wish, with Daniel Levy sanctioning a £30 million transfer for Moussa Sissoko. But where will the former Newcastle man play for Spurs?
Sissoko has been deployed in a range of positions for Newcastle over the years. The midfielder gave Danny Rose a torrid time playing on the right wing in the Magpies’ 2-1 win at White Hart Lane last season.
The right of midfield is certainly an option, particularly if Pochettino is keen to have a right footer on his correct side in certain matches, rather than utilising Erik Lamela as a left footer who can cut inside.
Given Christian Eriksen’s poor form of late, Sissoko could challenge the Dane for a starting spot in the number 10 position. It would be refreshing to see a powerful, effective dribbler playing in behind Kane.
But Eriksen, despite being out of form, is integral to Tottenham’s style and will be difficult to displace. With than in mind, Sissoko might be preferred in a deeper midfield position, partnering Eric Dier or Victor Wanyama.
Moussa Dembele is suspended for one more game, so Sissoko could be picked next to Dier or Wanyama in Spurs’ next match at Stoke City. The Frenchman is more likely to make runs in behind the opposition defence than Dembele, who usually remains in a supporting role to Tottenham’s more attacking midfielders.
It’s clear there are a number of options for Spurs to choose from when selecting Moussa Sissoko. But what do you think his best position is? Or better yet: Where on the pitch will he be most effective for Tottenham?