Tottenham ‘need to offload’ before launching ‘official bid’ for €16m target

Date published: Wednesday 26th January 2022 3:23 - Lewis Oldham

Tottenham linked Sofyan Amrabat

According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur “need to offload” Dele Alli or Tanguy Ndombele before they put in an “official bid” for Sofyan Amrabat.

The midfielder has emerged as a target for Tottenham over the past couple of days. 

The 25-year-old has only started once for Fiorentina in Serie A this season. But he has been impressing for Morocco at the African Cup of Nations.

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Meanwhile, Alli and Ndombele have been heavily linked with moves away from Tottenham.

Both have fallen down the pecking order and Spurs are said to be open to them going out on loan.

Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham are readying an “official bid” for Amrabat. This will be a loan with an option to buy €16m.

Romano adds that Spurs “need to offload” Ndombele or Alli before they bring in a new midfielder.

Elsewhere, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown agree as they decide whether Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham or West Ham will finish in the top four:

“With their squad, Manchester United should be finishing fourth. Tottenham have games in hand which, if won, would propel them into the top four.

“They go to United in March, too, so can take control of this race.

“But United won 3-1 at Brentford – where big clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool have failed to win – and followed that up with a 1-0 win over West Ham. I expect the confidence from those wins to start flowing through them.”

Keown added:”I’m going for United, too, but that isn’t to say I’m totally convinced by them. I don’t think Ralf Rangnick, the players and the supporters are even convinced.

“They’ve resembled a team of under-performers for too long, with players like Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho doing nowhere near enough. But they’ve got themselves into a good position.”

When asked if the Premier League title battle was still a three-horse race, Sutton said: “I’d say it’s looking more like a two-horse race now. If Manchester City lost the title from here, I wouldn’t label it a collapse of Devon Loch proportions. That’s because the horse coming up from behind is Red Rum.

“City and Liverpool are both capable of embarking on extraordinary runs and they won’t relent until the very end. Chelsea were my tip at the start of the season because of Romelu Lukaku, but it just isn’t happening for him and Thomas Tuchel. The likelihood is Pep Guardiola will secure his fourth title but it’s far from over.”

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