Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly now enquired over the possibility of signing Benjamin Mensah in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Right wing-back wanted
Matt Doherty has been heavily linked with a move back to Wolves, which would leave Antonio Conte a little light in that position, while Emerson Royal has not exactly impressed since his summer move, registering just one assist in 14 Premier League appearances from the right flank.
Thus, it is an area of the pitch that they will look to strengthen before the window closes.
The Latest: Mensah enquiry
As per Sky Sports (13 Jan, 12:46), the Lilywhites have now made an enquiry to Peterborough United about Mensah, who can play as a right wing-back as well as on the right of a traditional back four.
Should Tottenham sign Mensah?
He would go straight into their U23 set-up, although there are a number of other clubs interested in his signature, so it’s not a done deal yet.
The Verdict: Preparing for first team
It will be good for the North London club to get in a player for the U23s who can play as a right wing-back, so that they can play a system that would best prepare them for the first team under Conte.
Of course, Mensah is one for the future, but the 19-year-old will have aspirations of breaking into the first team should he perform well – there aren’t exactly a whole host of world-class options in front of him.
Nonetheless, having made his senior debut at such a young age, he is certainly heading in the right direction, and could well turn out to be a gem that can be unearthed at Hotspur Way.
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