Joao Gomes next on the list of Tottenham transfers, reports say

Spurs have done some quick business this transfer window by signing Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin, however, it doesn't seem that their interest in a new midfielder is waning.

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According to Gavea News (via The Hard Tackle), Tottenham are showing interest in signing Wolves' 22-year-old Brazilian footballer Joao Gomes.

As the report states, "Tottenham is preparing a substantial proposal to take João Gomes from rival Wolverhampton, with an offer estimated at 30 million pounds."

Spurs have expressed their interest in midfield signings in the past. More recently, a short list of potential players has emerged.

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As Gavea's report further states, "This move is a response to the club's need to reinforce its defensive midfielder position, mainly due to the absence of some players due to injuries and participation in international competitions."

The injury crisis in North London has been a well-known characteristic of Tottenham's season up this point. With Rodrigo Bentancur missing the first months of the campaign, James Maddison out for the previous two, and Giovani Lo Celso recently joining the list, it's fair to say that the club could do with some more assurances regarding their midfield depth.

The need for another central player holds especially true amidst the absences of Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr during the Africa Cup of Nations.

While he hasn't been linked with Spurs as much as players like Conor Gallagher, Gomes could yet be of use to Ange Postecoglou.

Despite coming into this season with just 11 Premier League appearances to his name after joining Wolves in January of 2023, Gomes has featured in nearly every match of the 23/24 campaign with 18 league appearances out of 20.

The Brazilian's rapid emergence into a central role at Wolverhampton, in the absence of their former star Ruben Neves, seems to have been enough to catch the eye of a club whose style of play relies on a midfielder that can provide defensive support when the full-backs are far up the pitch.

There are still a few weeks left for Tottenham to complete this month's business, and with a price-tag much less than that of Gallagher's, Gomes could be a more realistic purchase for Spurs to make.

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