Journalist claims Spurs have identified next transfer priority after Spence – Not a playmaker

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TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has claimed Tottenham have made signing another centre-back a priority over the addition of a playmaker. 

Spurs have been busy one of the busiest sides over the summer so far, making five signings as they prepare for the new campaign. 

Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster were first brought in on free transfers after their respective contracts with Inter Milan and Southampton came to an end. 

They then struck a £30 million deal with Brighton for midfielder Yves Bissouma (Sky Sports) before they sealed the £60 million capture of Everton forward Richarlison (ESPN).

Spurs most recently completed the loan signing of Clement Lenglet from Barcelona, who is likely to provide depth for Eric Dier and in left central defence with Ben Davies. Meanwhile, Djed Spence is reportedly close to sealing a move worth up to £20m (Fabrizio Romano).

But despite the arrival of Lenglet, Crook has revealed Spurs want to add another centre-back and have currently prioritised improving the position over bringing in a playmaker. 

He told GiveMeSport: “I’ve been told that a centre-back is more of a priority (than a number ten).

“Obviously, they’ve signed Lenglet but I think they will sign one more as well because they’re going to play a back three, ideally with Spence and Perišić as the wing-backs.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Tottenham have been busy so far and they still have some holes to fill with the season approaching. They have brought in a new centre-back in Lenglet but it seems to be a short-term fix and not what they really want going forward. 

They could be keeping a big-name defensive target up their sleeve, but it may not be worth jeopardising the need for a creative midfielder if they can’t bring one in.  

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