Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in the services of Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez in January.
A recent report from Tuttomercatoweb has offered an update on the future of Nahitan Nandez. The Cagliari midfielder was linked with a move away from the club in the summer transfer window, with Tottenham Hotspur, Fiorentina, AS Roma and Inter Milan interested.
Although a move did not materialise, it appears Nandez could be on the move in the January transfer window. It is apparent that Cagliari are ready to cash in once a suitable offer arrives and there are multiple clubs in contention to sign the Uruguayan international, who was one of the top targets Marcelo Bielsa in the summer.
Tottenham’s desire to sign Nandez is hardly surprising as the North London giants are in desperate need of a creative midfielder. Their current crop of options are mostly known for their defensive prowess while Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele are either struggling with injuries or have been ostracized by Nuno Espirito Santo.
Spurs’ lack of creative prowess in midfield was evident in the recent 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, where the midfield trifecta of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks and Oliver Skipp was bullied out of the game by Patrick Vieira’s men.
It appears that technical director Fabio Paratici is now ready to address the problem by targeting Nandez in January. Formerly of Penarol, the 25-year-old has enjoyed immense success at Cagliari, becoming a real asset for the club in the creative side of things.
Although right-midfielder by trade, Nandez can operate centrally as well and is mainly known for his aggression and work ethic. It should tune in well with Espirito’s robust and pragmatic style of play as well as the general physical nature of Premier League football. It is a reason why the midfielder was targeted by Leeds United in the summer.
Nandez, though, isn’t the only option for Tottenham in the market. In recent days, the Lilywhites have been linked with a swoop for the talented Dutchman Ryan Gravenberch while AC Milan’s Franck Kessie is another target, as Nuno looks to reinforce his options in the middle of the park.
However, Spurs’ move for a new midfielder will largely depend on the departure of Ndombele. The Frenchman was linked with a move to both Barcelona and Real Madrid during the summer but the move did not materialize. It will be interesting to see whether that will change come January.