Tottenham Hotspur have now been backed in their hunt to try and sign Conor Coady before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Talks opened
As per Football Insider, Spurs have already opened preliminary talks over the potential signing of the Wolves defender, with his former manager Nuno Espirito Santo pushing to take him to North London.
Should Tottenham sign Coady?
They have already confirmed the signing of Cristian Romero from Atalanta but are now looking to add another centre-back to the squad ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.
The Latest: Mills backs potential Coady signing
Speaking to Football Insider, former top-flight defender Danny Mills has backed the Lilywhites in their hunt for Coady, describing the England international as an ‘incredible’ player. He said:
“Tottenham still need a centre-half or two.
“They’re still light in that area, you would say.
“Nuno knows him from Wolves and Coady has done incredibly well at Wolves.
“He’d be a really good signing, I think.”
The Verdict: Sign
If Spurs were to add another centre-half to the mix, then they should look no further than Coady.
Having played in a total of 191 games over all competitions across the last four campaigns under Nuno, scoring two goals and supplying a further two assists (Transfermarkt), the Portuguese coach knows how to get the best out of him.
His near-constant presence in the team shows just how much trust the 47-year-old has in the Liverpudlian, who had been his on-field general at Molineux. Furthermore, Coady’s former Wolves team-mate David Edwards hailed him as a “very clever” player who is “smart enough to not get into positions where he’s isolated or exposed”.
Being English as well, the 28-year-old helps fill the home-grown quota, and with that experience of playing under Nuno and in the Premier League, it is surely a deal that Tottenham must look to get done. We’re with Mills on this one.
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