Is this what Spurs are missing?

If Tottenham aren’t quite yet flying as yet they are certainly gaining a great deal of ground speed and their season could well be on a good trajectory. They may be slightly frustrated that their momentum has been checked by the silly international break. Nevertheless AVB will be buoyed that his Tottenham are starting to resemble a proper team.

We think that Moussa Dembele, along with Eden Hazard, will prove to be the best signing of the season and Tottenham have generally bought well. But, talking to a Spurs fan the other day, I was reminded of the difference that Luka Modric used to make to Tottenham. And even with the devastating Dembele now in their ranks they perhaps still miss the metronomic Modric.

Which is why AVB pulled out most of the stops to get Joao Moutinho in the summer. He failed, but one feels that he will be back in January to finish the deal. Moutinho may be the difference between Champions and Europa league for Tottenham this season in a division that has more quality than ever.

Moutinho is unlikely to get you 15 goals a season but what he does do brilliantly, just like the Croatian whose name we won’t use twice, is keep the ball moving, pick out perfect passes and generally act as the go to man of the side – especially when possession is at a premium against top sides. We think that he would be a great addition to Tottenham.

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