Jose Mourinho knows he must fix Tottenham Hotspur’s defensive problems sooner rather than later.
Tottenham have conceded more goals than Arsenal, Sheffield United and Premier League champions Liverpool this season amongst others.
While they seem to have turned things around at the moment, Spurs will be aware they must improve their defensive displays if they want to challenge for silverware in the future.
Tottenham have now turned their attentions to Schalke star Weston McKennie, reports say.
According to Football Insider, McKennie set to move away from FC Schalke 04 as they are struggling to cope with financial pressures.
Spurs are keen to sign the Bundesliga ace amid interest from a number of Premier League rivals, as well as Inter Milan and Hertha Berlin.
Despite his young age, the 21-year-old has impressed at Schalke, playing 28 games in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 3 goals, making 1.4 tackles per game, averaging 1.6 interceptions, and completing 1.3 clearances on average (via WhoScored).
After arriving at the VELTINS-Arena, the USA international has become a mainstay for the Miners, making over 91 appearances for the German club so far.
Reports indicate Schalke are seeking £27m to let him leave this summer.
After Toby Alderweireld came back into the side, Spurs have only conceded one goal in three games, but it is arguably too little, too late.
Tottenham’s record speaks for itself, and signing a new defensive minded midfielder to protect the backline could be what is needed to stabilise the team. The American’s stats suggest he can certainly play that role, he even averages more tackles, interceptions and clearances per league game than current Spurs man Harry Winks.
However, Daniel Levy has made it clear he will not be spending “rivers of money” in the summer, and McKennie may be too expensive to buy in the summer, as Spurs could have a transfer battle on their hands.
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