Report: Spurs battling Everton and Man Utd for experienced defender

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Calcio Mercato (as relayed by Sportsmole), Tottenham Hotspur are battling Manchester United and Everton for the signature of Inter Milan defender Diego Godin.

Godin has failed to establish himself as a regular for Antonio Conte’s side since joining the club last summer and has been tipped to leave the San Siro after just a season.

It was previously reported that the 34-year-old was one of the options Spurs were considering as a replacement for Jan Vertonghen (Mirror).

CalcioMercato claim that the North Londoners remain interested in the Uruguay international and could move for him when the transfer market re-opens.

The report claims that Jose Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of the former Atletico Madrid star and is keen to bring him to Tottenham.

The Lilywhites are said to be facing competition from Everton and Manchester United for the experienced centre-half, with Carlo Ancelotti allegedly making Godin one of the Toffees’ top targets this summer.

However, a report in Manchester Evening News casts doubt over United’s interest in the Inter Milan defender as they suggest that a centre back is not a priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Spurs Web Opinion

It would not make sense from a Spurs point of view to refuse Vertonghen the two-year extension he is demanding, only to turn around and offer a 34-year-old Diego Godin a contract. I would much rather see us give hand the Belgian international a new deal as I believe he still has a year of two of football left in him.

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  1. I totally agree, it seems crazy to me to let a fantastic servant of the club leave, only to replace him with an even older player, as good as Godin is, i think he’s well past his best & i honestly believe SuperJan is well worth another couple of years with us.


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