Former player believes right-back linked with Spurs could be a top talent


Former Hull City defender Alex Bruce believes that Tottenham Hotspur need to bolster their full-back options this summer.

The North London club decided to sell Kieran Trippier last summer to Atletico Madrid which left Serge Aurier as the only experienced right-back within the squad.

Academt graduate Kyle Walker-Peters started the first three Premier League matches of the campaign but did not feature in the top flight after suffering a hamstring problem in the home defeat to Newcastle United.

New head coach Jose Mouriho decided to send Walker-Peters out on loan to Southampton in January with Aurier playing the vast majority of matches but still continues to show his defensive fraility as recent as the club’s last outing when he was at fault for the opening goal in the 3-0 defeat at RB Leipzig.

Bruce believes that if Tottenham decide to make a move for Norwich City’s Max Aarons could prove to be a shrewd move with the 20-year-old having left him impressed with his performances this season.

He told Football Insider: “Tottenham do need to strengthen at full-back.

“You can understand them doing that, and he fits the bill. He’s had a good season, he’s athletic, he’s young. He’s impressed me whenever I’ve seen him play.

“He bombs up and down that touchline. He’s a typical, modern full-back.

“He’s a good age, and although Norwich have struggled this season, he’s been one of their shining lights.

“He’s a decent player, and one who could raise a few eyebrows and convince a fews clubs to have a little punt on him because he’s got all the attributes to be a really good full-back. He’d be a good acquisition.”

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