Paul Stewart has urged Tottenham Hotspur to sign Brighton centre-half Lewis Dunk, insisting that the experienced defender is exactly the type of player the North Londoners need.
Tottenham are expected to be in the market for multiple central defenders during the transfer window, with Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez both having been linked with moves away from the club after a tough campaign.
If reports over recent weeks are to be believed, Spurs have stepped up their efforts to land Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealed back in May that Dunk was one of the central defenders Tottenham had their eye on, along with the likes of Joachim Andersen, Nikola Milenkovic and Milan Skriniar.
The 29-year-old, who has been a consistent performer in the heart of the Seagulls defence since the club’s promotion to the top flight in 2017, has four years left on his contract at the South Coast.
Stewart believes that the Brighton captain would be the ideal signing for the Lilywhites, not only due to his solidity at the back but also because of his goal-threat during set-pieces.
The former Tottenham forward told ThisIsFutbol: “Dunk would be ideal (for Spurs).
“I’ve said it from the start of last season because he has impressed me, and he’s a goal threat as well.
“Not only is he a commanding centre-half, but he’s a goal threat, and they’re hard to come by.”
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One of the reasons I suspect Dunk is not sought after this summer is because Brighton will likely demand a significant fee due to the fact that centre-back is tied down until 2025. At Dunk’s age, it would not make much business sense for the clubs to spend big on him when younger alternatives are available.
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