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Six players Tottenham Hotspur should target during the January transfer window

Here are six players we believe Tottenham should be targeting at during the January transfer window...

Tottenham have a very important month coming up as they look to help Antonio Conte and the team get back on track.

Spurs have produced some questionable performances this season and have dropped points where they really should have taken all three.

But despite a rocky start to the season, the Italian’s team remain in a strong position, sat 4th in the table and in the Champions League knockout stages.

Now though, it is time for Tottenham to kick on and 101 Great Goals has taken a look at six players they should be targeting next month…

Pedro Porro

Club: Sporting CP

Age: 23

Value: £40 million

Right wing-back is certainly an area that Spurs need to address in January and according to Alasdair Gold, they will do just that as a priority.

Without a doubt, their top target for this position should be Pedro Porro, and according to many reports that is the case.

The Spaniard has been very impressive at Sporting CP following his move from Manchester City.

The 23-year-old looked very good in both games against Tottenham in the Champions League.

This season he has 1 goal and 9 assists in 20 appearances for the Portuguese club.

Tottenham desperately need better attacking output from this position with Matt Doherty, Emerson Royal and Djed Spence all failing to impress.

Given the stats and his impressive performances, Porro is a player Tottenham need to get through the door in January by paying his €45 million release clause.

Piero Hincapié

Club: Bayer Leverkusen

Age: 20

Position: CB

Value: £25 million

Last summer a key position Spurs tried to fill was a left-sided central defender and they ended up with Clément Lenglet.

Tottenham secured the Frenchman on a short-term deal and he is very much seen as a temporary fix.

So, the north London club need to start looking for a longer-term solution.

Piero Hincapié could well be that player having looked pretty impressive at the World Cup.

Whilst he still looked raw at times, his physicality and ability on the ball shone through for Ecuador.

He has also been great for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.

At just 20, he played a big role in helping Ecuador reach the World Cup and Leverkusen qualify for the Champions League.

He clearly has a big future ahead of him and being a top left-footed center-back, Spurs need to snatch him up quickly.

Giorgio Scalvini

Club: Atalanta

Age: 19

Position: CB

Value: £40 million

Another central defender Fabio Paratici should be looking at is Giorgio Scalvini.

If Spurs were to pull this deal off it would represent a real coup for them.

He is already very highly rated around Europe and has many other top clubs chasing him.

Atalanta see him as one of the jewels of their academy and appear reluctant to let him leave next month.

However, Spurs should start work on a deal for a defender who, at 19 years old, already has 32 senior appearances under his belt.

A deal for the Italian international would be very pricey though and could exceed his current valuation.

Randal Kolo Muani

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt

Age: 24

Position: CF/LW

Value: £35 million

Spurs have been unlucky with injuries this season in forward areas having lost Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Heung-min Son for long periods.

This has often left them short in terms of players to come off the bench so an attacker needs to be signed next month.

One player who announced himself on the biggest stage of them all during the World Cup was Randal Kolo Muani.

The Frenchman played an important role in helping France reach the World Cup final for a second year running.

Although he started just once and made three appearances, the 24-year-old still managed to make an impression.

In the semi-finals, he came off the bench to score France’s second and swing the game back in their favour.

He was then introduced in the first half of the final coming on as a substitute for Ousmane Dembélé.

Again he was key in helping the game swing back in favour of the French as they came back from two goals down.

He produced a great assist for Kylian Mbappé’s second goal and then stepped up to score in the shootout.

Mohammed Kudus

Club: Ajax

Age: 22

Position: CAM

Value: £40 million

Mohammed Kudus could be the perfect fit for Tottenham.

Spurs need a player who can create from deep but also offer them an option in attack.

Kudus has shown to be a versatile player who can play in both midfield and attacking areas.

The 22-year-old looks to be one of the most exciting young African talents playing in Europe right now.

He is enjoying a very strong season at Ajax having netted 14 goals.

The midfielder also had a strong World Cup for Ghana as he scored twice during the group stages.

Given how he is performing this season, the attention that he is receiving around Europe is only set to increase, so Spurs will need to act fast if they want him.

Manuel Ugarte

Club: Sporting CP

Age: 21

Position: CM

Value: £50 million

Tottenham seem insistent on adding another central midfielder to their ranks.

A deal for another midfielder to join would likely depend on one heading out the door.

That could be Pape Matar Sarr leaving north London on loan, given his lack of game time but still having lots of interest.

Manuel Ugarte is a very exciting young player doing well with Sporting CP.

He will already be familiar with his fellow countryman Rodrigo Betancur and that could be a strong partnership.

He too impressed against Spurs in the Champions League and had a fairly solid World Cup.

Read more here:

Tottenham told how much Pedro Porro deal will cost

Tottenham ready to make January moves but Antonio Conte reveals there’s a caveat

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Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.

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