Tottenham enters the final day of the transfer window searching for reinforcements, so what are the possibilities for the club on deadline day?
No reinforcements have arrived since the club signed Micky van de Ven on Aug. 8, despite selling Harry Kane three days before the campaign started.
A forward or attack-minded player is desperately needed. That’s priority No. 1.
Spurs are also on the hunt for another centre-back, priority No. 2.
And thirdly, Spurs could be in the market for another midfielder.
However, that largely depends on whether Pierre Hojbjerg departs. So far, nothing on that front other than speculation, the latest of which has the Dane linked to Manchester United and Fulham.
The United rumour, though, was more for the club to try and bring down the price of Sofyan Amrabat, who could go to Old Trafford on loan.
Spurs have less than a day to at least bring one player in. Many would still see that as a disappointing outcome. But we’ll take what we can get at this late stage.
Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson
The needle hasn’t moved on the Brennan Johnson situation in some time.
Daniel Levy doesn’t agree with Forest’s £50 million valuation of their prized asset. But that has been the case for weeks, which makes this scenario increasingly frustrating.
Spurs have a clear lane to Johnson if they pay the asking price. Forest isn’t budging, so it’s up to Levy to either pay or lose out on the 22-year-old.
Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly
EXCL: Tottenham considering possible move for Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth in last 24h 🚨⚪️ #THFC
No formal bid/concrete yet as depends on outgoings, Spurs need players to leave.
Bournemouth would need to replace Kelly, not easy; also Eric Dier could be offered as part of deal. pic.twitter.com/3LfELiOMqP
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2023
This one popped out of nowhere, like Fraser Forster’s masterful save on the cusp of halftime at Craven Cottage on Tuesday.
As of Thursday afternoon, Tottenham was yet to make an official bid for the 24-year-old centre-back. The deal is also predicated on outgoings. Japhet Tanganga and Sergio Reguilon departed on loan, while Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier still hang on at N17 by a thread.
Dier might be offered as part of a swap deal, but nothing new has been reported. Kelly made 23 Premier League appearances last season for the Cherries.
Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher
Multiple reports, including Dan Kilpatrick in the Evening Standard, Matt Law in the Telegraph, and Jacob Steinberg in The Guardian, suggest Spurs might make a final push to buy Conor Gallagher.
He’s been linked to Tottenham all summer, but the Blues were waiting on incomings before allowing Gallagher to leave. Now that Chelsea has more new signings than a dirty dog has fleas, the door is open for his possible exit.
However, Spurs must pay between £40 and £50 million to secure his services. Also, this prospective transfer is predicated on Hojbjerg departing the club. With news of João Palhinha’s impending departure to Bayern Munich, Fulham is interested in landing Hojbjerg.
Johnson should be seen as the most important priority heading into deadline day. If Spurs don’t get the deal done with Forest, they face almost four months of Premier League action with only one senior striker on the books.