Tottenham’s defensive woes
Central defence has quickly become a position of issue for Tottenham Hotspur. Toby Alderweireld is well beyond his prime and is looking to move away, whilst Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier have done little to convince of their suitability to lead the Lilywhite’s backline.
Joe Rodon, a summer signing from Swansea City, has shown glimpses of promise but remains too inexperienced to be relied upon long term if the club wish to challenge for European places.
🚨 BREAKING: Toby Alderweireld has told Tottenham he wants to LEAVE this summer. Royal Antwerp are among the teams interested. [The Athletic] pic.twitter.com/i8VhbrIXNe
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) July 2, 2021
This has led to Spurs being linked with a whole host of defenders already this summer.
La Colina De Nervion are reporting that the Lilywhites are set to bid £50m for Sevilla central defender, Jules Kounde, who is also the target of Chelsea and Arsenal, although it is thought that Sevilla will be holding out for more like 60 million pounds.
#thfc have made an enquiry over Sevilla defender Jules Kounde to understand the asking price.
— Tottenham Tiers (@TottenhamTiers) July 7, 2021
Deal on the horizon?
Meanwhile, the club are inching closer to agreeing a deal for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, although whether that is to play as a right-back or centre back, both roles in which he has excelled, is unknown.
🚨 NEW: Takehiro Tomiyasu has an agreement with Tottenham. A deal could be concluded if the club meet Bologna’s demands. [Calciomercato] pic.twitter.com/HTdPL4rJf1
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) July 6, 2021
A further option has emerged this afternoon in the form of Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix, with Italian reporter Di Marzio claiming that new Director of Football Fabio Paratici has identified the 21-year-old as a target.
🚨 NEW: Fabio Paratici has identified 21-year-old centreback Maxence Lacroix as a target this summer. [Di Marzio] pic.twitter.com/JTQRV6EbPv
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) July 7, 2021
Spurs are far from the only club interested in the young defender’s services, with both Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund having been credited with interest already this summer.
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(🏅) 📰 Di Marzio | Fabio Paratici 🇮🇹 has identified 21-year-old centreback Maxence Lacroix 🇫🇷 as a target for Spurs this summer. Borussia Dortmund & Chelsea have also been credited with interest.
— SpursRelated™ (@Spurs_Related_) July 7, 2021
It remains to be seen who Tottenham eventually convince to join new boss Nuno Espirito Santo in north London, but it seems clear a centre-back is top of the shopping list.
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