Alasdair Gold reveals whether he expects Spurs to sign another centre-back

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Alasdair Gold expects Tottenham to sign another centre-back this summer if both Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga depart the club.

Tottenham have already strengthened in central defence with the addition of Clement Lenglet this summer, with the Frenchman joining on a season-long loan from Barcelona. 

Reports over the last couple of weeks have indicated that the Lilywhites are on the lookout for another centre-back (Evening Standard).

Should Tanganga and Rodon depart, that would leave Antonio Conte with five options in Lenglet, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Cristian Romero and Davison Sanchez for the three centre-back positions.

Rodon is reportedly on the cusp of joining Rennes on loan with an option to buy (Fabrizio Romano), while Tanganga has attracted heavy interest from AC Milan (Gazzetta dello Sport – 22/07/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness).

The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare said on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube Channel this week that Spurs are not necessarily desperate for another centre-back this summer but could move for one if a suitable opportunity opens up.

However, Gold has now said that he expects the North London club to strengthen in central defence if numbers get short due to outgoings.

The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “I think if they make another central defensive addition – which I think they will, if Rodon and Tanganga possibly head off, maybe even Davinson Sanchez if a bid comes in – then I think they bring in someone else and maybe that’s someone that can either play centrally or on the right, especially if it is Sanchez that suddenly they were going to get a good bid for.”

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Even if Sanchez stays (which looks likely as things stand), I would not be surprised if Tottenham brought in another centre-back so that Conte has two options for each position.

The fact that Spurs seem to have passed up on the likes of Kim Min-jae and Gleison Bremer, suggests that the club are likely to sign a young, up-and-coming defender rather than an established star.

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