“I’d be surprised” – Paul Robinson reacts to transfer speculation involving Bundesliga player

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Paul Robinson has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur would have to spend big on an individual player if they are to improve the quality of the squad.

The former Spurs goalkeeper claimed that a potential move for Stuttgart’s Nicolas Gonzalez would not be the answer.

The Athletic‘s David Ornstein claimed earlier this month that Spurs hold an interest in the Argentine winger with the North Londoners having held preliminary talks with the Bundesliga club along with Juventus.

Robinson believes that the style of play which Jose Mourinho expects from his side would not see Gonzalez be a natural fit for his system given the fact that the Portuguese does not typically include an out-and-out winger in his team.

Mourinho already has a number of players who he can utilise in a wide position at his disposal including Gareth Bale, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela.

Spurs will be looking to return to winning ways when they make the trip to Sheffield United tomorrow afternoon.

Robinson told Football Insider: “It’s always difficult when we’re talking about speculation, but I don’t think they need anyone. They are in a position now where they’ve got a really strong squad.

“They’re gonna have to spend a really big fee to improve what they’ve got.

“The way that they play, they rarely use an out-and-out winger. They play with the number 9 at the top and then three in behind. And those three in behind rotate and change positions.

“So for that to be a priority or to be pushed through, I’d be surprised.”

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