Journalist provides update on Tottenham’s pursuit of a new central defender

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are still likely to move for a central defender this window, but only after they have managed to sign a striker.

Tottenham have done some important transfer business ahead of the new season, with the arrivals of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, and Joe Hart helping to plug some gaps in the squad.

Reports indicate that the Lilywhites are still after a central defender and a striker this summer.

One centre-back who has been linked extensively with the club is Beijing Guoan’s Kim Min-Jae, who was rumoured to be close to completing a move to Spurs last month (Sports.news.naver via TEAMtalk).

The rumours linking Tottenham with Kim have died down over recent weeks with the like of PSV Eindhoven (Eindhovens Dagblad) and Lazio (Il Messaggero via Calcio Mercato) reportedly entering the race for the South Korean international.

Gold has claimed that Spurs still hold an interest in the 23-year-old but revealed that the club are currently focused on signing a striker.

Responding to a fan who asked him in a Q and A about the centre-back options the club are looking at, the journalist responded: “They were certainly looking at Kim-min Jae as one of their defensive targets earlier in the window but the centre-back spot is one they’re going to look at once the new striker is tied up and once they have funds in through player sales.

“So that could be later in the window and the market, of course, can change from week to week and who becomes available.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It is clear that Toby, Dier and Sanchez have won Jose’s trust and I expect them those three to play the majority of games between them. With the likes of Tanganga and Davies also capable of covering in the role, I believe we are more likely to go for young, up and coming centre-half rather than an established star like Milan Skriniar.

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