Tottenham Hotspur are again on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League under Mauricio Pochettino, with Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Stoke City virtually securing their top four spots.
With the transfer to their new stadium coming up this summer, The North Londoners have a lot to look forward to, and fans will be hoping to see some significant new signings arrive as a result.
One of Pochettino’s preferences may be to find another central midfielder, preferably with related attributes to Mousa Dembele, particularly given concerns over the Belgian’s contract situation.
Dembele’s contract ends in 2019, meaning Spurs must now decide whether to hand him a deal well into his 30’s, with cover needed despite this summer as Spurs effort to find another midfielder with related drive and athleticism in midfield.
One footballer who could fit the bill is Mario Lemina, with the Southampton star probably staring relegation in the face given that the Saints stay in the Premier League’s bottom three.
The Gabon ace, 24, joined Southampton from Juventus last summer and has been one of the few shining lights in the Saints’ poor campaign, turning in some awesome performances in the heart of midfield.
L’Equipe report that Liverpool want Lemina, however as Spurs eye up footballer to possibly cover for Dembele, the Southampton star could be ideal given his performances this tern, his experience of playing in the Premier League and the evidence that Southampton may be forced to cash in if relegated, and Pochettino should surely have him on his wish list.