Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are only likely to make wholesale changes in central defence next summer rather than in January.

Tottenham’s defensive record so far this season has left a lot to be desired, with the Lilywhites conceding a number of goals due to unforced errors at the back.

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Spurs’ defensive issues were apparent once again in the Boxing Day clash against Brentford but Antonio Conte insisted after the game that the club do not need reinforcements in central defence (Football.London).

90 min reported last month that the North London club are expected to prioritise signing a right wing-back and an attacking player in January.

This has now been backed up by Gold, who revealed in his latest transfer column on Football.London that Spurs plan on strengthening the two aforementioned areas next month and signing two centre-backs during next summer’s transfer window.

The journalist stated that Tottenham will look to sign one left-sided centre-back and another centre-half who can play either centrally or on the right. Gold also added that Spurs are also expected to secure a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris next summer.

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I can understand why Conte feels that signing a centre-back is not as much of a priority as a right-wing-back or another attacker. However, given Cristian Romero’s injury record, I feel it will be a risk to rely on our existing set of centre-backs for the second half of the campaign.

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