Tottenham: Spurs eyeing double transfer swoop
Reliable journalist Alasdair Gold has shared Tottenham Hotspur‘s transfer plans as the club, and by extension sporting director Fabio Paratici, eye a double move for one position this coming summer.
The Lowdown: Spurs need a defender…
Going by recent statistics, it is evident that Spurs and Antonio Conte require some defensive reinforcements.
Alarmingly, the north Londoners have conceded more Premier League goals (35) than any other team in the top ten this season, including four in a recent thumping at the hands of Leicester City.
There has been some improvement in this regard lately with three clean sheets in their last four league games, but defenders like Eric Dier and Clement Lenglet have been criticised for some performances.
The Latest: Tottenham planning double centre-back move…
According to Gold, writing in a football.london Q&A, Spurs and Paratici are targeting two centre-backs this summer – one on the left-side and another who’s more right-sided.
He explained: “The plan, as I understand it, is for Spurs to bring in a left-sided centre-back and one who can play either on the right or centrally. I’d expect there to be a departure or two in that department as well this summer.”
The Verdict: Good news…
Spurs have long been linked with the addition of a world class centre-back, with their former boss Jose Mourinho once taking a real interest in Slovakia international Milan Skriniar.
The Lilywhites have since signed both Lenglet on loan from Barcelona and Cristian Romero from Atalanta in that time, but the latter has shown disciplinary weaknessses and been culpable of picking up needless red cards.
Also, the former has arguably failed to impress consistently, and we believe that the likes of Marc Guehi, or Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni, would be desirable additions to the squad.
Both men have been mentioned as Paratici targets, and we believe that Spurs simply must add more quality to that area of the squad.