Kevin Campbell, who registered over 350 top-flight appearances with Arsenal and Everton, has claimed that Spurs should think about Jerome Boateng as a potential defensive acquisition this summer.
Boateng, 32, is a free agent this window, having left Bayern after a 10-year spell. In his time at the Allianz, he won 22 major honours including 2 Champions League triumphs.
His illustrious career has included further success with the German national team, having lifted the World Cup in 2014, making Boateng one of the most decorated men in world football.
That being said, he has arguably experienced a steady decline in the last few years leading to his contract with the Bavarian giants to run down. Despite this, Campbell feels like he still has a lot to offer.
Campbell said (Football Insider): “On a free transfer, he could be a great choice. I’m not sure how much is left in the tank and he has had his fair share of injury problems so if it was to happen I think it would be on a short-term deal.
“He would definitely be a good choice though because of his experience. He is a world-renowned name. We have seen him play in the biggest games in world football and he has won just about everything.
“Bayern did not have the best season in the Champions League last year but that was more down to losing Lewandowski.”
Tottenham do not have many major honours between their squad and Boateng would certainly up the numbers. He also does have experience in England after spending a season with Manchester City before his move to Bayern.
More importantly in a Covid-effected market, there would be no transfer cost, however, the wage packet of someone like Boateng may be significant.
Spurs definitely need defensive reinforcements. With a potential short-term deal, Boateng does not offer a permanent solution and therefore younger targets with the ability to have longer careers at the club should be more at the forefront of Levy and Paratici’s minds.
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