Tottenham Hotspur could re-sign their former defender Dennis Cirkin as journalist Alan Nixon shares an update out of N17.
The Lowdown: Spurs back Conte…
The Lilywhites backed Antonio Conte in the summer transfer window after receiving a £150m equity injection courtesy of club owners ENIC.
Spurs’ head coach was repaid for guiding them to a Premier League top-four finish as sporting director Fabio Paratici sealed summer moves for Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence, Destiny Udogie and a permanent deal for Cristian Romero.
Ahead of January, the north Londoners are reportedly monitoring other targets, including Leicester City playmaker James Maddison.
Now, as per reliable reporter Nixon, some news has come to light on a former Spurs player they are seemingly targeting.
The Latest: Tottenham could re-sign Cirkin…
Tottenham, and Paratici by extension, are said to be eyeing a move for Sunderland defender and their former youth star Cirkin.
Writing for The Sun, Nixon claims that Spurs are ‘tracking’ the 20-year-old alongside top-flight rivals Brentford, and the player could have a decision to make as the Black Cats consider potentially cashing in.
This comes after the north London club ‘surprisingly let him go’ last summer.
The Verdict: Wise move?
The 20-year-old has impressed since moving to Sunderland from Spurs and has carried on this season with some solid defensive returns.
Cirkin currently ranks among Sunderland’s top four players for interceptions, clearances and blocks per game, with journalists like Phil Smith calling the youngster a ‘machine’ for some of his performances.
Homegrown and familiar with the club, it’s no surprise that Paratici and co are considering a move to bring the youngster back to Hotspur Way.
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