Speaking to Football Insider, a Lilywhites source has lifted the lid on Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy’s exciting summer transfer plan – with the club’s recruitment team now targeting a colossal centre-back with ‘genuine pace‘.
The Lowdown: Problem position for Spurs
Centre-half has long been viewed as a real problem position for Tottenham given the lacklustre displays of Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld at points this season (GiveMeSport).
This has lead to claims from reliable sources like Sky Sports, who say that the centre of defence is a priority for Spurs and chairman Levy.
Many names have been linked, including the likes of Jannik Vestergaard and Jerome Boateng (Sky Sports), but now a Lilywhites source has detailed exactly the kind of profile Spurs are planning to recruit this summer.
The Latest: Lilywhites source lifts on Levy transfer plan
Now, backing up these claims, a Tottenham source has allegedly told Football Insider that Levy and co have made the signing of a world class centre-half a top summer priority.
Indeed, the club have apparently ‘long identified’ a senior central defender to be part of the key recruitment strategy for Tottenham.
Lifting the lid on this transfer plan, the source explains that Tottenham desire a ‘commanding’ presence blessed with ‘genuine pace’.
As well as this, they must be capable of slotting effortlessly into the starting eleven as soon as possible.
The Verdict: Big plan, limited resources…
While this comes as an exciting plan for Spurs’ arguably most weak position, the financial difficulties brought upon by coronavirus make this strategy slightly more tricky.
Clubs will be looking to profit off player interest and generate profitable sales as much as possible over this summer window and it will be no exception when Tottenham come calling.
As explained by this report, Levy may have to consider selling one of his prized assets like Son Heung-min or even Harry Kane to bring in a truly world class centre half.
This is the real dilemma for Spurs, as a big rebuild could arguably require an even bigger sacrifice.
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