Opinion: Why Tottenham should push to sign Jerome Boateng


It has been a wild few weeks for Spurs fans. From the announcement of the European Super League to the sacking of Jose Mourinho, life has been crazy.

But now it’s time to look to the summer window. Regardless of who is in charge of Spurs next season, be it Ryan Mason or Erikten Hag, the club is going to need a new centre back or two.

Recent reports have suggested that Spurs are interested in signing former German international Jerome Boateng [Sky Sports]. While Boateng is past his best, the 32-year-old’s leadership could prove to be invaluable in the dressing room.

For those doubting how Boateng would be able to adapt to the Premier League, it is worth mentioning he played for Manchester City for the 2010-2011 season.

It is also worth looking at Thiago Silva who, at 36, has been a key part of Chelsea’s season as a centre back.

Spurs are known for their weak mentality and soft persona. Therefore a World Cup and two-time Champion’s League winner would certainly work wonders – not to mention an eight-time Bundesliga winner.

Tottenham currently have two of the most highly-rated young centre backs in England with Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga. Having the pair work with Boateng week in week out would be fantastic for their development.

Additionally, Boateng would be free! The German’s contract expires this summer so he would not cost the club a single penny – something Daniel Levy would get behind no question.

Christian Falk reported earlier this month that Boateng was interested in joining Spurs as well. According to Falk, Boateng is ‘honoured’ by the interest from Spurs and could imagine himself in the Premier League this upcoming season.

Overall, Spurs need to sign a quality established centre back, and that could just be Boateng. However, the club should also spend on another centre half to further bolster the defence.

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