Transfer update: Tottenham pursuing second midfielder from Leicester, reports

Ahead of what's bound to be a dynamic summer transfer window, Spurs are looking to the team from which they acquired James Maddison's talents to hopefully expand their midfield depth once again.
Leicester City v Norwich City - Sky Bet Championship
Leicester City v Norwich City - Sky Bet Championship / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

New reports from talkSPORT this week have indicated that Tottenham are rivaling Brighton for the purchase of Leicester City's Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. The outlet also confirmed that the Championship-side experienced £89.7m in losses across a 13-month period through June 2023, meaning a large sale could be crucial.

Spurs are currently in the hunt for an addition to their midfield ranks, with links to Chelsea's Conor Gallagher during the previous transfer window, though nothing arose from the speculation.

Other reports have linked Tottenham with Everton's Amadou Onana, who supposedly has "attracted interest" from the North London club.

At present, Ange Postecoglou's options at the middle of the pitch are extensive. The likes of James Maddison, Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Pape Sarr have regularly found their way into the starting XI this season, while Giovani Lo Celso, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Oliver Skipp have subbed on when needed.

In what is arguably Europe's toughest division of football, a strong rotation of starting options is key to competing for a spot at the top of the table.

Though Leicester were relegated to Championship-play this season, a considerably less competitive iteration of English football, Dewsbury-Hall's numbers are still quite impressive.

Across 39 league fixtures, the English footballer has contributed 12 goals and 13 assists, helping his side find their way to to the top of the table, where they currently sit with one point on Ipswich Town.

There's no denying the fact that the transition back into Premier League competition could be a stark one for players like Kiernan. Nevertheless, his G/A output seems deserved of Tottenham's newfound interest in acquiring his skills.

Transfermarkt currently prices the midfielder at €30.00m (£25.75m), and if Tottenham can complete some outgoing business, in addition to their purchases, over the coming months, it's fair to say that Dewsbury-Hall could be a purchase well within budget.