An alternative to Alvaro Negredo up front. A creative midfielder would also be useful. Norwich’s Robbie Brady would be a useful addition as he adds a threat with his set-pieces and can play in a variety of positions. Leicester’s Leonardo Ulloa could be an option. Up to Tottenham still need quality back-up and support for Harry Kane, with summer signing Vincent Janssen yet to prove he can fill in for the striker when required.
Moussa Dembélé (left), the striker, not the Spurs midfielder, was on Tottenham’s radar in the summer but instead he joined Celtic and has been a big success. The 20-year-old would be ideal, but there is little chance of it this month.
Could spend £25 million on a player if needs be. Centre-back is an area that will surely need reinforcing this year. Jose Fonte appears restless and Virgil van Dijk is of interest to Manchester City. Southampton are looking for promising young strikers. Who fits the bill? Ruben Semedo has been watched and is a defender of the profile that often attracts the club.
£30 million, but major spending is unlikely.
Mark Hughes is another manager in dire need of a squad shake-up. His defence still appears susceptible, while the Wilfried Bony gamble has not paid off.
Hughes is determined to sign a striker and West Brom’s Saido Berahino is an option. A midfielder such as Morgan Schneiderlin would also fit the bill. How much can they spend? More than £20 million could be available.
Desperately seeking… Who fits the bill? How much can they spend?
Their January window can usually be summed up in three words…
Desperately seeking… Their January window can usually be summed up in three words…
Panic rating Desperately seeking… Who fits the bill? How much can they spend?
Their January window can usually be summed up in three words… Patient, methodical,