Date: 31st December 2018 at 12:21pm
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The Daily Mail believe Tottenham are still interested in Viktor Tsyhankov ahead of the January transfer window, but it’s hard to see why they’d make a move for the Dynamo Kyiv winger. Spurs are blessed with plenty of attacking options – Lucas Moura, Heung-min Son, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen – so it’s unlikely they will strengthen the squad in this area unless an existing player left.

Georges-Kévin N’Koudou is likely to be leaving Tottenham in January or next summer, but he was never a first-team player. Mauricio Pochettino has already played down the prospect of a January splurge, so N’Koudou’s departure is unlikely to lead to a replacement being signed. That’s not to say Tsyhankov wouldn’t be a good addition to the squad, however.

The Ukrainian international has scored and created 61 goals in 97 appearances in all competitions since progressing through the youth ranks to the Kyiv first-team in 2016. He’s been in fine form this season too, contributing 19 goals in 28 games across the board, scoring four in his last two Primeira Liga outings most notably.

Tottenham are likely to spend their money on a central midfielder in January, however, so this story doesn’t appear to have any legs. The links to Tsyhankov died out in October too.

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