Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham Hotspur defender Alan Hutton expects Spurs to swoop for a ‘big signing’ to fill the ‘problem position’ of right-back – coming after the same outlet revealed that Daniel Levy is plotting to sell Serge Aurier in the summer.
Aurier, despite being much improved this season, could be offloaded at the end of the season – with a Tottenham source apparently explaining that a new contract offer is unlikely (Football Insider).
Matt Doherty, meanwhile, has struggled to nail down a permanent place in Jose Mourinho’s team this season.
Hutton touts possible ‘big signing’ for Tottenham
As a result, Hutton now expects Tottenham to swoop for a ‘big signing’ in order to fix that area of the squad for Spurs – claiming the right-back position will ‘definitely’ be ‘up for grabs’.
“I think it’s been a problem area for Tottenham this season,” explained Hutton to Football Insider.
“I genuinely thought Doherty would come in and make a difference.
“We know how well he played at Wolves. Yes, it’s difficult going from a 3-4-3 at Wolves to change into a four at Spurs.
“That position is definitely up for grabs and a big signing is likely.
“Whether they look at the summer to bring someone in or whether one of those two players really kick on and make it their own.”
Transfer Tavern take
Tipping a potential new arrival to succeed either Aurier or Doherty, it remains to be seen if a right-back does enter the Tottenham radar.
Spurs have been linked with a move for Max Aarons recently, but only time will tell who they opt to target in the summer.
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