Report: Spurs could move for Llorente but may need to offer £45m

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a number of central defenders during the current transfer window.

We have already seen the likes of William Salibas (Guardian), Nathan Ake (The Sun) and Joachim Andersen (Tuttomercatoweb) all become the subject of the Spurs rumour mill.

Another defender who is said to be on the radar of the white half of North London is Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente (Mundodeportivo).

The 25-year-old Spanish international is also attracting interest from Liverpool and West Ham United, however, no firm offer has been made to date.

Llorente has a €50m (£45m) release clause contained in his contract which may have to see the La Liga outfit accept a lower offer if they wish to part company.

The potential arrival of another central defender at Tottenham could depend on the fate of Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgian is available for a cut-price £25million until July 26th due to the release clause that is part of his contract (Metro).

Opinion

The priority has to be to keep Alderweireld in North London at all costs.  He has proven over the years that he a world class defender and should be one of the first names on our team sheet.

It is remarkable that we could lose the Belgian for £25million and could potentially spend around double that amount on a replacement.

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