‘Not in our plans’ – Club director denies interest in rumoured Spurs target

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Tottenham Hotspur may have received a boost in their reported pursuit of Legia Warsaw defender Michal Karbownik after Sevilla director of football, Monchi, distanced the La Liga club from a move for the talented youngster.

The 19-year-old has caught plenty of attention since breaking into the Liga Warsaw team this season. The versatile defender, who is comfortable playing at right-back as well as left-back, has six assists in just 19 league appearances this seasons (transfermarkt.com).

Spurs are said to have sent scouts to watch the Polish U-19 international on several occasions this campaign and it is suggested that the North Londoners have developed a good relationship with Legia (The Mirror – 26/04, p68).

Karbownik’s agent claimed last week that the youngster was attracting interest from multiple clubs in the top leagues, one of which was thought to be Sevilla (Meczyki).

However, Monchi has now made it clear that the club will not be making an offer for Karbownik this summer.

The La Liga club’s director told El Desmarque: “Karbownik is as close to Seville as Seville is to Warsaw. Obviously, he is a boy who is standing out. He is having a good season and it is duty to watch him.

“We have seen him, but today he is not in our plans. In that position, there are a couple of guys from the youth setup who can come in handy.”

Spurs Web Opinion

There could be some truth to our interest in Karbownik given that we seem to be prioritising up and coming talents this summer over established stars. My only fear is that signing the 19-year-old could adversely affect Tanganga’s development. However, that would depend on where Jose is planning to employ Tanganga next season.

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