Speaking to Football Insider, Sky Sports pundit Paul Robinson has tipped Spurs and Daniel Levy to land a ‘welcome addition’ in the mould of Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar after Fabrizio Romano’s update that the Serie A side would accept a £45 million bid ‘tomorrow‘.
Robinson, in an interview with the outlet, believes manager Jose Mourinho ‘will strengthen’ the centre-back area next window despite the signing of young starlet Joe Rodon from Swansea City over the summer.
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Rodon has made just one Premier League start since his move from the Championship, replacing the injured Toby Alderweireld against Chelsea, and Robinson claims that chairman Levy may not be done there as January looms.
Levy tipped for Tottenham signing
Levy chased a deal for Skriniar last window, but after negotiating on his asking price, both the Lilywhites and Inter remained far apart in valuation and talks eventually broke down.
As the winter market lingers, Tottenham could have another chance to succeed where Levy failed last window in bringing in a star centre-back with calibre.
“It was a vital signing before the deadline but I still think Mourinho will strengthen in that area next year,” explained Robinson.
“Rodon is still young, so is Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez has been frozen out. I think it is an area they will look at.
“Of course they have very strong options when you consider Alderweireld and Eric Dier as well but there is no harm in signing one more.
“Wow… A player that is of the level of Milan Skriniar would be a welcome addition.”
Transfer Tavern take
Despite a strong start to the campaign from Spurs, largely due to their defensive solidarity, one more marquee addition could certainly strengthen their title hopes.
As injuries take their toll on the Premier League, Mourinho could need as many options as possible.
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