Our Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to bring in a similar quality of defender should their Belgian star, Toby Alderweirleld, leave this summer.
Indeed, Alderweireld has been strongly linked with a move away from Spurs this year after he is struggling to regain his place in the side following an injury. Surely, our regulars are right in thinking that Mauricio Pochettino may cash in on £36m rated by Transfermarkt defender and trigger Jonny Evans £3m relegation release clause, should the Baggies drop down a division.
However, while Alderweireld would be sorely missed at Spurs, our regulars think that Mauricio Pochettino can find a more worthy replacement than Evans.
Recently Spurs have found themselves in the top-four once again, thanks to Chelsea’s poor form since the turn of the year and their constant progression looks to be continuing. Still, if they harbour any ambition to kick on next season, then a top quality centre-back has to be high on the priority list in the summer.
With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at TWO potential defenders that Pochettino could grab himself a deal should their team be relegated…
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