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Norwich City Keeping Tabs On Tottenham’s Midfield Enforcer


According to Daily Mail, Norwich City are among the clubs interested in the services of Victor Wanyama. The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has emerged as a target for the Canaries as the January transfer window gets underway.

Wanyama has struggled with a lack of game-time, and a move away from north London is likely. And in this article, we'll talk about three players that Spurs could pursue as potential replacements for the Kenyan international.

Emre Can

Juventus outcast Emre Can is an exciting option for Tottenham for multiple reasons. The German international has a vast amount of experience at the highest level of football, especially having played for Liverpool. Therefore, he is unlikely to find any difficulties in integrating himself in the Premier League.

Can is known for his defensive commitment and aggression – making him an ideal fit for Jose Mourinho’s tactical setup at Tottenham. Moreover, he is proficient when it comes to circulating possession, which arguably makes him an upgrade over not only Wanyama except also Eric Dier, who is currently the only reliable number six available at the disposal of Mourinho.

Can has struggled under new manager Maurizio Sarri this season. Hence, he could be available for a cut-price as Juventus look to reshape their midfield unit.

Leandro Paredes

Another player who has struggled to make his presence felt in a top European club is Leandro Paredes. The Argentine, after moving to PSG in a big-money move from Zenit St. Petersburg, has failed to make a significant impact in the French capital and has struggled with a lack of game-time under Thomas Tuchel.

Although Paredes is slowly gaining prominence in the PSG first team, having started all of PSG’s last three league matches, a move away from Paris could make sense. And Tottenham, in that regard, could emerge as an ideal destination.

Unlike Wanyama, Paredes is not a midfield enforcer. In contrast, he is more of a technically gifted playmaker, who can operate in a deeper role and circulate possession. He is also quite proficient in set-pieces, thus adding another dimension to Spurs’ creative unit.

Boubakary Soumare

Boubakary Soumare has emerged as among among one of the rising stars of Ligue 1 this season. Indeed, the LOSC Lille midfielder has made quite an impact in the centre of the park, forging a strong partnership with Benjamin Andre and Renato Sanches.

A product of the PSG youth academy, Soumare is simply a talented holding midfielder, who can not only circulate possession except also provide a great deal of security in the build-up. He has notably attained a pass completion rate of 89% while averaging almost two tackles per game.

Moreover, Soumare is the youngest player on this list, meaning he can provide a prospect for the future. Hence, a move for the Frenchman does make sense, from Tottenham’s perspective, though the Lilywhites will likely to gotta spend a fortune to attain his services.