Tottenham Hotspur are one of the many clubs in England that are desperate to add some quality to their first team this window. The manager will not be too unhappy with the proceedings this season but it is evident that they need an exciting addition to the squad, to help them through the business end of the season and to secure a place in the top-4.
They have been constantly looking at a number of star players recently but one name they are on the verge of landing is Lucas Moura. According to Sky Sports News, Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on a fee with PSG for the Brazilian attacker.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 29, 2018
With the deal on the verge of being completed, let us take a look at how Spurs might line up with him in the first XI.
Hugo Lloris is the best option in the squad for Pochettino and should be the undisputed keeper in this lineup. Serge Aurier has slowly cemented a place in the starting XI and is the first choice RB for the manager while Ben Davies has done no harm to his reputation at left-back for the Lilywhites with Rose not getting a respite from his injury troubles.
Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld, who has missed most of this season with an injury, is also yet to extend his contract with the club but he, along with fellow Belgian, Jan Vertonghen, represent Spurs’ best centre-back pairing in a 4-2-3-1 system.
At 30, Dembele might not be a long-term option for Pochettino but he is still their best midfielder in this position and should be a part of the strongest XI for the side. Eric Dier adds decent solidity to the midfield but Victor Wanyama’s dynamic approach to the game makes him a better option to partner Dembele in the middle.
This is where Lucas will make a huge impact. While Harry Kane will continue to lead the line, Pochettino does not have genuine wingers in his side except Heung Min-Son, who has actually been in decent form this season.
Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are the playmakers who add creativity to the side. Both players are more than capable of winning matches on their own, along with Kane but Son is not at the same level as the other two names.
The South Korean international has been in sizzling form this season and has been one of the most consistent players for the side but Lucas Moura adds more pace and goals to the side and is a slight upgrade on the 25-year old.
This could see the Brazilian star on the left flank with Eriksen starting on the right and Dele Alli in a no.10 role.
Here is how they might line up: