Report: Spurs could face competition for Spanish international

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could face competition should they wish to reignite their interest in Real Sociedad centre back Diego Llorente.

Mundo Deportivo reported in the summer that several English clubs had contacted Llorente’s agent with both Liverpool and Spurs having sent scouts to Spain to watch the defender in action.

The Leicester Mercury report that Leicester City could be a possible destination for the 26-year-old with Brendan Rodgers said to be keen to bring in another defender.

Llorente, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has been one of the most consistent performers for Sociedad over the last two seasons.

Tottenham have had quite a few defensive problems this season and with both Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld now into the final year of their respective contracts, Spurs may find themselves looking for reinforcements ahead of the new season.

A report from TEAMtalk claims that although Llorente has a €50 million release clause in his contract, Leicester are set to test Sociedad’s resolve with a €25m bid in January.

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With both Vertonghen and Alderweireld’s time at the club seemingly coming to an end, Spurs need to add some experience to the back line to compliment the somewhat raw talents of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth, and Llorente certainly isn’t a bad shout.

However, someone with experience of English football with Tyrone Mings will be able to slot in and improve the side immediately and so I would be looking to shop within the Premier League as there are a lot of talented defenders around.

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