Paul Robinson reveals which central defender Spurs should buy

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Tottenham Hotspur face an uncertain future over two of their most experienced central defenders.

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are both out of contract at the club next summer and as things stand, will be able to walk away as free agents.

Their departure would leave Davinson Sanchez as the senior central defender with Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga as the other likely options.

Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings is a player who Mauricio Pochettino should have on his radar.

Mings was impressive for Villa in their defeat to Tottenham on the opening day of the Premier League season and his performances were rewarded with his first England cap earlier this week.

Robinson highlighted that Mings’ all-round strengths to his game along with the fact that is a left-footed central defender can make it easier for a goalkeeper.  Hugo Lloris’ distribution has been highlighted on many occasions not to be at the standard of some other Premier League keepers such as Ederson and Alisson.

Robinson told Football Insider when asked which defender Spurs should have on their radar: “I like Tyrone Mings at Aston Villa, I think he’s been outstanding. I think the way he’s been given his England debut this week is no coincidence to his performances.

“I watched him a lot for Aston Villa last year in the Championship and for whatever reason, it didn’t happen at Bournemouth but he seems to have found a home at Villa.

“I think his ability in the air is outstanding, his distribution with his feet, and the fact for me that he’s a left-footed centre half.

“It was always difficult as a goalkeeper when you play with two centre-halves who were right-footed, neither one really seemed comfortable on the left-hand side of the two but he gives you that option as well.”

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