Report: Spurs join race for right-wing-back – May be forced to wait until the summer

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Tottenham have reportedly joined the race for Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey, according to The Sun. 

The 21-year-old has quickly re-established himself as a key player in Graham Potter’s side this term, having recently recovered from a hamstring injury picked up in December 2020. 

Lamptey hasn’t let the setback faze him though, and has made 13 appearances in all competitions since making his comeback in a Carabao Cup third-round win over Swansea in September.

His performances for the Seagulls have allegedly sprung up interest from across the Premier League, with The Sun claiming he has now emerged as a transfer target for Tottenham. 

The report claims Spurs boss Antonio Conte is a fan of the England U21 international, but may be forced to wait until the summer to make a move for the wing-back, who Brighton value at £50 million. 

It comes after Spurs are reportedly open to letting Matt Doherty depart the club this transfer window, with former employers Wolves being touted as a potential destination for the Republic of Ireland international. 

Doherty, 29, has struggled since securing a £15 million move to North London in the summer of 2020 and currently sits behind Brazilian full-back Emerson Royal in the pecking order. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Lamptey has been one of Brighton’s most exciting players since his move from Chelsea a couple of years ago, and it will definitely take a bit of money to prise him away. He excels at wing-back and that makes him a really appealing option to bring in for Conte’s new system.  

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