Tottenham Hotspur conducted their first piece of transfer business during the post-season last week when it was revealed that Juan Foyth was to join Villarreal on a permanent basis.
The Argentine spent the whole of last season on loan with the Spanish club and helped them to lift their first ever Europa League trophy after beating Manchester United in the final.
Football.London‘s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici will use the funds raised from the sale of Foyth towards his priority of signing a new central defender, who is required to lead the back line.
Spurs could also be set to net 50% of a £10million transfer for former academy product Marcus Edwards who has been tipped to swap Vitoria for Portuguese giants Sporting.
Gold also claimed that there will be further departures within the squad this summer with funds also set to be used to fund the recruitment of the defender, along with other targets.
There is no doubt that we need a proven and reliable central defender who can act as a leader for our defence. Toby Alderweireld is the most experienced but is now on the wrong side of 30, while Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have both come off the back of an error-strewn campaign.
Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon have great potential, however, what we need at this stage is a player who can hit the ground running and shore up the issues we saw last season.
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