According to an update from Sky Sports, Tottenham are interested in a move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as chairman Daniel Levy eyes a sixth summer signing, with the player and club reportedly open to agreeing a potential loan deal.
Rudiger, who is allegedly looking to garner some much-needed playing time with a temporary loan spell out of Stamford Bridge, could fall into Spurs’ transfer remit as loan-to-buy arrangements appear to be in serious consideration.
Should Spurs opt for a Rudiger loan deal over Skriniar?
Yes, good business
No, shambolic idea
Tottenham have been in negotiations over a deal for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar since last week, as per Fabrizio Romano, but this latest Sky update has hinted that the Lilywhites may be put off by the Serie A club’s lofty asking price.
With Tottenham reportedly in the market for alternatives, Rudiger has emerged as a potential candidate who could help to shore up Spurs’ defence as a gruelling and congested 2020/21 Premier League season gets underway.
Chelsea had set a price tag of around £22.7m but are also willing to consider loan offers, giving Levy a chance to avoid paying that sum whilst finding a quick fix to Tottenham’s defensive issues.
The 6ft 3 powerhouse, who has been left on the fringes due to Kurt Zouma’s preference and the signing of Thiago Silva on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, could be on his way out of west London to pastures new – and Spurs may well be a viable option given their presence in the capital.
Whether or not Tottenham go all-in for Rudiger remains to be seen, but he could be a serious option to consider.
Spurs fans, would you take Rudiger on loan over paying big money for Skriniar? Have your say in the comments down below…
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