Report: Spurs are reluctant to move for transfer target for one main reason

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be keen on bringing Marseille defender Hiroki Sakai to North London, but are unsure whether to make a move because of his age.

Sky Sports report that the Japanese right-back is on the radar of Spurs ahead of the next season, however, there are concerns about signing a 29-year-old.

Spurs have a track record of signing younger players who carry a potential re-sale value and rarely dip into the market for a player over the age of 30.

Sakai has had an impressive season in France having made 32 appearances and provided five assists.

He is an experienced player having featured in all of Japan’s matches at last summer’s World Cup in Russia and is just one cap away from reaching the half century mark.  Sakai has also played in the Bundesliga for Hannover 96.

Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier have both failed to impress for Spurs which has left The Sun claiming that Mauricio Pochettino is ready to cash in on the pair.

Spurs have previously been linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka (The Sun), however, the Eagles reported £60million valuation could price him out of a move to the club (Sky Sports).

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