Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted to see their club linked with 22-year-old Bayer Leverkusen defender, Jonathan Tah. A story By Neil Moxley in the Mirror yesterday claimed that Pochettino is an admirer of the centre-back and wants to bring him in to replace Toby Alderweireld, who may leave the North London club this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah with Spurs having sent scouts to watch the defender. [@MirrorFootball] #COYS#THFC pic.twitter.com/ot4ZfCOKAs
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 4 March 2018
Tah, who played against Tottenham twice in last season’s Champions League group stage, has already amassed seven caps for Germany at the age of just 22. The defender, who’s rated at £22.5 million by the good people over at Transfermarkt, has been a key figure in a tough Leverkusen defence that’s shipped just 33 goals in 25 games this season. Leverkusen currently sit in 5th place in the Bundesliga and find themselves well in the mix for a Champions League place, just two points behind second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
The news linking Spurs with Tah comes amidst rumours that Tottenham’s star centre-back, Toby Alderweireld, is to leave the North London club in the summer after contract talks broke down when the player and the club couldn’t agree on personal terms. Spurs boss, Daniel Levy, is apparently unwilling to break the clubs strict wage structure that prevents any player earning over £100,000 per week.
Here’s what Spurs fans make of the rumours surrounding Tah:
would be a good man to take Toby’s place should he choose to leave
— Jaskaran (@WhiteHartKxne) March 4, 2018
Great young centre back tbf
— 2 games 1 goal (@SimplyKazaiah) March 4, 2018
Yes please! Was really big on wanting him these past two summers. Too bad he just signed a contract extension last Saturday. Don’t see any move, except for stupid money, in light of this.
— Timothy Alexander (@Timmah621) March 4, 2018
If #footballmanager is anything To go by (and it usually is) this boy is TOP drawer
— Darren Perry (@mrdarrenperry) 5 March 2018
Great signing if possible
— Brian Weekley (@yidssssssssss) 4 March 2018
Pay Toby the money & buy this kid … We need the numbers if we want to challenge! @SpursOfficial will make enough out of the fans by charging silly money got season tickets & with the TV revenue I do not see the problem offering proven quality proper wages!
— Mr P™ (@Mr_P_Official) March 4, 2018