Tottenham: Spurs ‘entice’ Rodrigo Becao
Tottenham Hotspur now ‘entice’ central defensive star Rodrigo Becao of Udinese, according to reports out of Italy.
The Lowdown: Lilywhites leak goals…
The Lilywhites have endured a real defensive leakage as of late in the Premier League. Antonio Conte’s side have actually conceded more goals than anyone else in the top eight of the division, shipping 21 in a frustrating record for Spurs.
Eleven of those came in their last five league matches before the World Cup, so shoring up Tottenham’s fragile backline must surely be a major priority for Conte and the north Londoners.
The Latest: Spurs ‘entice’ Becao…
According to a claim from Italy, it appears that in-form defender Becao could now be tempted by Spurs.
As per Udinese Blog, it is believed that they ‘entice’ the Brazilian, who is currently the ‘most requested’ player at the Serie A club leading up to January.
It’s added that Becao ‘has now reached the highest levels of performance’, duly leading to strong interest in the 26-year-old’s services.
The Verdict: Right man?
The South American is currently Udinese’s third-best performing player on average and has made more tackles per 90 than anyone in their squad (WhoScored), which explains why clubs would want to take him off their hands.
Standing at 6 foot 3, Becao appears to have a physicality suited to English football and already comes with a glowing reputation, having been called ‘insurmountable’ by members of the media.
It could come down to potential price tag, but with his contract expiring in 2024, that could put Spurs in a fairly strong negotiating position.