Report: Spurs could move for second central defender this summer if senior player leaves

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Tottenham Hotspur could make a move for a second central defender in this summer’s transfer market, according to Football.London.

While a central defender who has leadership qualities is said to be a priority for Fabricio Paratici, the club may also look to recruit a further player in the same position.

A second move would depend on whether Tottenham would be tempted by an offer for one of their current senior central defenders.

Tottenham’s central defenders had a difficult last campaign with Jose Mourinho frequently chopping and changing the pairing, with some media outlets questioning his decision to make such wholesale changes when it could affect confidence.

Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham’s most experienced defender is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and has previously been linked with a return to Ajax (Voetbal Krant).

Eric Dier’s inconsistent performances ended up costing him a place in the England squad for Euro 2020 with the 27-year-old under contract until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Former club-record signing Davinson Sanchez also experienced a tough season and has previously been linked with a move away from North London (Football Insider).

SpursWeb Opinion

For our ‘prime years’ under Mauricio Pochettino, he rarely changed his central defensive pairing with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld proving to be a formidable partnership while Spurs challenged for honours.

Fonseca, or whoever comes in as head coach, has to stick with a consistent pairing or three depending on formation.  Mourinho’s methods of changing the back line have to be consigned to history if we are to improve.


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