Tottenham might still sign four appealing free-agent options after the transfer deadline.
Spurs were one of the busiest Premier League clubs during the summer transfer window, but they can still recruit free agents if any of them are appealing…
Tottenham will be happy with their summer business, especially given the fact that they were able to keep star Harry Kane despite weeks of intense speculation. After Daniel Levy continued to play hardball with Manchester City during negotiations until he eventually stopped picking up the phone, Kane reluctantly chose to stay put in north London.
Fabio Paratici, the club’s technical director, was at the center of the club’s transfer business, and the Italian was able to secure the services of five new players.
Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil, Cristian Romero, Pape Matar Sarr, and Emerson Royal all came through the door, however teenage midfielder Sarr will be loaned out to Metz for the remainder of the season.
Despite all of Paratici’s efforts, there were a few signings that he was unable to complete.
Spurs desired a backup striker to replace Carlos Vinicius as well as another centre-back to give support.
While the free-agent market may not be the most appealing to most clubs, there are still some realistic choices available that could be useful.
Tottenham Hotspur are in need of some extra depth at centre-back for the UEFA Conference League, and Brazilian defender Jemerson might help.
The 29-year-old is most known for his four-year spell with Monaco, where he won Ligue 1 and helped the team reach the Champions League semi-finals in 2017.
Jemerson is now without a club after leaving Corinthians in Brazil, but his expertise could be valuable in a camp with other South American players.
Second, with his departure from Valencia, Eliaquim Mangala is up for grabs.
After leaked records revealed he actually joined for City for £42 million in 2014 (the sum was previously reported at £32 million), the Frenchman was once the most expensive defender in British history.
Mangala also played in the Premier League with Everton, but he spent the last two seasons in Spain with Valencia before disappearing.
Spurs also want offensive reinforcements, and Daniel Sturridge, a former Liverpool striker, may be able to help.
After leaving Anfield, he trained with Real Mallorca in Spain and last played for Trabzonspor in Turkey.
Sturridge has been keeping a low profile. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”