Journalist explains big transfer decision Postecoglou has to make on new centre-back

Journalist Ben Jacobs has now claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have to decide if it would be worth spending big on a first-choice centre-back, given how good Crisitan Romero and Micky van de Ven have looked in the first three games of the season.

Van de Ven has hit the ground running at the North London club since his arrival from Wolfsburg, and the Dutchman’s partnership with Romero seems to have all the making of a great one, with the pair complementing each other quite well.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Rodrigo Muniz of Fulham challenges for the ball with Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on August 29, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas said on the Last World on Spurs podcast on Sunday that while Spurs want to secure another centre-back before the transfer window closes, it is unclear at the moment who their top target is.

The journalist suggested that Tosin Adarabioyo no longer seems to be an option for the Lilywhites as the Fulham man appears likely to head to Monaco.

Spurs may not deem it wise to sign a starting player

Jacobs has now said that Tottenham could look to bring in a backup central defender rather than making another big-money addition to their backline.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “Does he (Postecoglou) buy a starting centre-back with Romero playing well in the first two Premier League games of the season, or do Tottenham look more for a depth-style player who can slot into the squad but not necessarily play in every game?”

It was Jacobs who suggested last week that Spurs are considering making a move for Wout Faes (LWOS) but he has now clarified that they have not made a concrete approach for the Leicester star yet.

He added: “On Faes, I think there’s nothing active between Spurs and Leicester and it is simply a name that has been discussed internally.

“Leicester’s position on Faes is that they don’t want to sell. So we’ll have to wait and see how that one transpires. But I do think that Tottenham still feel they’re a little bit thin, as far as centre-backs are concerned.”

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While Romero and Van de Ven look extremely solid together, we are one injury away from having to turn to Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez (if both of them stay). So, it is imperative that Spurs bring in at least one more central defender before Friday night’s deadline.

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