Transfer expert Dean Jones has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could wait until January to sign another centre-back.
Spurs have reinforced their backline this summer with the addition of Clement Lenglet, who has joined the club on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
The Frenchman is expected to compete with both Eric Dier and Ben Davies for the central sweeper and left centre-back roles respectively (Football.London).
However, reports over recent weeks have indicated that Antonio Conte wants to sign another central defender this summer, with the likes of Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon potentially on their way out of the club (talkSPORT).
Jones has now explained that Spurs are not prioritising a centre-back at the moment and may only sign one if a good market option arises.
The journalist suggested that the North London club might reassess the situation during the January transfer window if they feel they are short of numbers at the back.
When asked about Tottenham’s pursuit of a centre-back, Jones told GiveMeSport: “I think that situation is on pause right now unless a great situation lands on their doorstep.
“I think it’s one they might look at in January after the World Cup. If they feel the first half of the season hasn’t gone their way or it’s way them short, that’s when I think they might look to get another one.”
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Even if both Tanganga and Rodon both depart, that would leave Conte with five options for the three centre-back positions in Romero, Sanchez, Dier, Lenglet and Davies.
So, I can understand why another centre-back is not a priority for Spurs. However, the situation could well change if the club receive a suitable offer for Sanchez over the next few weeks.
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