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Loan signing offers the key Son alternative

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Arnaut Danjuma is set to sign for Tottenham to offer a vital new option for Antonio Conte.

A loan deal for the Villarreal winger will be completed on Wednesday after a medical followed Spurs hijacking Everton’s move.

The nature of the deal highlights Conte’s urgent need for attacking help, particularly with Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski struggling to stay fit.

But Heung-min Son’s struggle for form could prove to be the biggest factor in Danjuma’s signing, as the Dutchman is also a left-winger who likes to cut in on his right foot.

Son has scored in just two Premier League games this season and a natural alternative is not currently available in the Spurs squad ahead of a growing fixture list across the league, FA Cup and Champions League.

Tottenham could line up with Danjuma on the left in a 3-4-3

    (Buildlineup / Standard Sport)

(Buildlineup / Standard Sport)

During his time at Villarreal, Danjuma alternated between playing as a central striker in a two-man partnership and as a wide-left forward.

Conte uses both options regularly in his variations of a 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 system.

A 3-5-2 system would also suit the January signing

    (Buildlineup / Standard Sport)

(Buildlineup / Standard Sport)

In a 3-5-2, Danjuma could start up front with Harry Kane, Richarlison or Son, while a switch to left wing-back could be an option in extreme circumstances.

Son is the only other natural alternative on the left wing of the 3-4-3, where Richarlison has also previously played.

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