2 – Hakan Çalhanoğlu
‘Give him the ball and hope he does something special’. Tottenham love to sign a young midfielder and in Çalhanoğlu they could add one of the most promising in Germany. The set-piece specialist has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham in the Daily Mail who say Spurs may have trouble tempting the Turkish international away from Bayer Leverkusen as he is happy at the club. Calhanoglu has been talked about for many years now, but he is still just 22. He made a name for himself after scoring a series of spectacular free kicks, with many considering amongst the very best from a dead ball in Europe. Interestingly, Tottenham have now been matched up against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League draw, so signing Calhanoglu would weaken Spurs’ main rivals to top the group. Çalhanoğlu loves to shoot from distance and he averages 3.43 shots per game. He’s also a very creative midfielder, averaging 2.99 key passes per 90, more than Lamela (2.50), but marginally less than Eriksen (3.10). His pass completion is not the best at 76%, it is less than Spurs’ other creative midfielders (Eriksen 82%, Lamela 79%).