With the clear out of centre-midfielders over the past couple of weeks, a deep-lying defensive midfielder to partner Bentaleb may be the next signing Pochettino is looking to bring to the club this summer. Following on from our looking at the potential for Spurs to play a 4-3-3 next season, we take a detailed look at the statistics of the potential players who could fill this DM position.
All statistics are an average per 90 minutes in league matches during 2014/15.
Aerial Duels Won
Looking at the statistics, any of three could be a perfect fit for Spurs. There's no doubt that a defensive midfielder would be a welcome addition to the squad, as it would give Bentaleb the license to become more active in forward areas and may also relieve the burden from Eriksen who seemed to be tasked with a fair amount of defensive duties last season.