Report: Spurs identify Brazilian defender as Danny Rose replacement

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could potentially begin the season with a new set of full-backs following Kieran Trippier’s departure to Atletico Madrid, while Serge Aurier (Daily Star) and Danny Rose (The Mirror) are also said to be surplus to requirements at the club.

Spurs have been linked extensively with Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon throughout the summer.

The 19-year-old, who had a less than ideal debut Premier League season last term, is reportedly available for a fee of  £45million but Spurs are looking to complete the deal for close to £25m (The Sun).

Now, a report in CalcioMercato claims that Tottenham have identified Shakhtar Donetsk left back Ismaily Gonçalves dos Santos as the man to replace Rose.

The Brazilian international has been with the Ukranian giants since 2013 and has been one of their most consistent performers.

The 29-year-old has also been linked with a move to AS Roma this summer (Tuttomercatoweb).

The report in Calcio Mercato also asserts that the lilywhites are trying to land one of either Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi or Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj as a replacement for Trippier.

Spurs Web Opinion

Given Ismaily is 29, this deal makes little sense as one would think the club would rather keep hold of Danny Rose for another season. We believe Sessegnon is the club’s number one target at left-back and that Ben Davies will start the season as the first choice.

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