According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur are now looking to complete the signing of Villarreal defender Pau Torres alongside Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet.
The Lowdown: Second bite of the cherry
Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano revealed on Thursday that the latter has agreed a deal to join the Lilywhites on loan, with an announcement of his arrival expected imminently following a medical.
Spurs were heavily linked with Torres earlier in the summer but appeared to have given up the chase and moved on to other targets. However, it now seems as though Antonio Conte isn’t finished with the idea of adding the Spaniard to his defensive ranks.
The Latest: Spurs ready to move for Torres
In an article published by 90min, it is claimed that Tottenham want to ‘push ahead with a move’ for Torres, ‘regardless’ of the Lenglet deal being finalised.
The source stated that Conte is looking to ‘add depth’ in that centre-back role, and the Spurs manager duly remains keen on bringing the 25-year-old to the Premier League.
The Verdict: Impact at both ends
Cristian Romero and Eric Dier are two names that many Spurs fans would have down as first-choice centre-backs, and whilst Ben Davies has performed well in a more central role, Lenglet is bound to come in and take his place, just as you imagine Torres would if he were to come in at N17.
The 6 foot 3 colossus, who was once dubbed a ‘quality’ player by Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell, would likely be a fantastic addition to Tottenham’s starting XI, having averaged 3.1 clearances per La Liga game last term and posted six goal contributions, via WhoScored.
This ability to affect the game at both ends of the pitch ought to be more than enough to compete for a starting spot in north London, and Conte is bound to make every effort into trying to prove successful in the second pursuit of his long-time target.
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