Tottenham to target three younger players this summer

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Tottenham are in a spot of bother at the moment.

Jose Mourinho's side seemingly can't stop conceding goals and their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United was rather embarrassing.

Since Daniel Levy brought the Portuguese to the club, he's failed to have the desired impact and Spurs are now fighting for their place among Europe's elite.

For a club that reached the Champions League final last term, they've gone backwards rather than progressing.

They desperately need to start improving.

Mourinho's side have conceded a massive 45 goals since he took over in north London, which for a manager who prided himself on defensive football at Manchester United, is an extremely shoddy record.

Even if he didn't pride himself on that style of play, it would be a poor tally. Though, with recruits in the summer, they should improve. Whether Mourinho and Levy see eye to eye on that is another matter though.

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Spurs' recent transfer policy has been to acquire younger players like Jack Clarke, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele.

And it appears as though they'll go back to that mantra this summer. Speaking about Tottenham's plans for the upcoming window, Football London's Alasdair Gold name-dropped three specific players the Lilywhites are targeting.

Speaking in a Q&A, he told supporters:

"I think you'll see experienced cheaper players targeted but also younger players who fit Spurs' transfer profile like Hojbjerg, Aarons and maybe Eze, depending on the price." 

As GiveMeSport reported earlier this week, Eberechi Eze is very much on Tottenham's radar, so much so that they already 'love' the player and are keen to sign him.

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It's hardly a surprise Spurs are taking the option to sign younger players, but by doing so, they certainly won't come cheap.

As Gold claims, whether they pursue the trio will be very much down to price.

Spurs have reportedly already made an offer for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg while Max Aarons has been touted as a possible replacement for Serge Aurier should he leave.

Both players would be important additions but most significant of all, they have Premier League experience - something Spurs' recruits last summer lacked.

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Ndombele has taken a while to get accommodated with English football while it took Lo Celso until after the New Year period to really show what he could do.

As for Eze, he is one of the most impressive players in the Championship. The QPR trickster has 20 goal contributions this season, as well as amassing 3.1 dribbles per game.

Tottenham know all too well the quality lingering in the divisions below, signing Dele Alli and Clarke in recent years.

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