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Tottenham still find themselves well placed to challenge for a top four place in the Premier League despite a stuttering season.
Defensive reinforcements seem to be the order of the day for Conte with Danjuma now complementing a versatile, impressive array of forward options.
The Italian has fallen out with clubs before over a lack of investment in the transfer market, and his long term future in London appears far from certain, but Daniel Levy seems ready to back his manager with more signings more the window closes.
Right back has been high on the agenda for Tottenham this January, with Pedro Porro attracting significant interest from Spurs throughout the transfer window. Reports late last week suggested that a deal was expected to be completed before January’s end, but The Athletic reported that Sporting Lisbon reneged on the agreement, throwing Porro’s future back into doubt.
However, fresh reports indicate that the transfer could yet be revived - after Sporting held out for further add-ons. Key to the deal was Tottenham dropping the sell-on clause they held in Marcus Edwards’ contract, and it may clear the way for Porro to finally be confirmed. The 23-year-old missed training on Monday in order to help get his move over the line.
A centre-half signing could also be something desired by Antonio Conte, with inconsistency at the back an issue throughout Tottenham’s season so far. Might Piero Hincapie fit the bill? The 21-year-old Ecuadorian is on Spurs’ radar, according to German outlet BILD, with a late enquiry made to Bayer Leverkusen about the defender.
From incomings to outgoings, and to Bryan Gil, who has been pushed back down the pecking order by the arrival of Arnaut Danjuma. The Spanish winger has never quite shown enough to command regular opportunities in Conte’s starting side and a return to his homeland appears likely.
Having spent the second half of last season on loan at Valencia, the Evening Standard report that Sevilla are interested in a temporary move for their former player.
It has been a curious season for Djed Spence. Signed as a full back of considerable potential after a productive season on loan as Nottingham Forest climbed into the Premier League, the right-sided player has seldom featured in a Tottenham shirt.
Six appearances in all competitions could be the extent of Spence’s exertions for Spurs this season - the 22-year-old is heading to Rennes on loan.
Another fringe figure who could be bound for departure is Oliver Skipp, who like Spence would be a coveted target domestically. The midfielder excelled on a season long loan at Norwich during the 2020-21 season.