Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites in race to sign Ben White
According to a report by the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are in the race to sign Brighton and Hove Albion star Ben White alongside the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Lowdown: Tottenham on defender chase…
As reported by Alasdair Gold, one of Spurs’ biggest priorities for this summer is a new centre-back and ‘leader’ in defence.
The likes of Joachim Andersen, Lewis Dunk and Nikola Milenkovic have been linked (football.london), as well as Juventus powerhouse Merih Demiral.
Spurs have also allegedly been offered the chance to sign Aymeric Laporte in a two-player-plus-cash deal for Harry Kane, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Latest: Spurs in race to sign White…
Now, bringing a development on Tottenham’s hunt for a defender, the Mirror report that Spurs are in a race to sign White alongside Premier League rivals Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Brighton value the defender at £50m according to this report, with Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal having just joined the transfer chase.
The Mirror claim they face ‘major competition’ from Spurs as well as Liverpool and United for his signature.
White’s value in the transfer market may also be increased by his recent call up to England’s 26-man squad for the Euros.
The Verdict: Tough ask…
As if the price tag wasn’t bad enough with Spurs already needing to adopt a sell-to-buy policy in the post-pandemic market, all the competition may just make this move too difficult to pull off.
However, if chairman Daniel Levy and incoming sporting director Fabio Paratici can somehow get a move over the line, it would be one brilliant coup for the club.
The versatile defensive dynamo can play both in front of the back four and at centre-half, starting 36 Premier League matches under Graham Potter for the Seagulls last season (WhoScored).
Having been called ‘phenomenal’ by former Republic of Ireland international Keith Andrews (Sky Sports), Jamie Redknapp is another one of White’s many admirers.
Indeed, the Sky Sports pundit branded White as ‘exceptional’ to the broadcaster (via Brighton and Hove Independent), and at 23-years-old, he’s only going to get better.
Tottenham may have a huge fight on their hands this summer if they do wish to sign him, but what a coup it could be.
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