Pundit sends warning to Spurs about signing reported right-back target

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Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has claimed Tottenham’s backline is in need of more additions and urged the club to beat Everton to the signing of right-back Jorge Sanchez.

Cristian Romero became the first defensive reinforcement to arrive through the doors at Tottenham this summer. 

Spurs are reportedly expected to prioritise signing another centre-back and a right-back before they look to add more creativity to their squad. 

Sanchez is alleged to be one of the right-backs the North London club are currently tracking. The 23-year-old impressed at the Olympics, helping Mexico to a Bronze medal after beating hosts Japan 3-1 on Saturday. 

Reports emerged last week that Everton are also keeping a close eye on Sanchez, with the defender allegedly keen on a move to the Premier League.

McAvennie believes Tottenham should be challenging the Toffees for the talented young right-back.

On Jorge Sanchez, the pundit told Football Insider: “They (Tottenham) have to keep going with defenders.

“Finally, Spurs have spent years leaking like a sieve. It’s been shocking.

“I’ve said before, they have had midfielders playing at centre-back and everything.

“An overhaul is what’s best at this point. We’ve talked about new central defenders and it looks like [Cristian] Romero is coming in.

“It makes sense to get a new full-back too. I have reservations if he’s coming from South America, there are far more misses than hits from that part of the world.

“Spurs need to get their recruitment right this summer, it’s vital. I would maybe want to sign someone with Premier League pedigree but the kid obviously has something about him.”

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I wonder if Tanganga’s fine performances in pre-season might change Nuno’s mind regarding the club’s pursuit of a new right-back.

Even if Aurier departs as expected, the Portuguese coach might just decide to make do with Doherty and Tanganga, choosing instead to prioritise strengthening other areas of the pitch.

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