Report: Spurs may enter race for defender from Champions League rivals RB Leipzig

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Tottenham Hotspur have struggled at right-back for a number of years now in the Premier League, arguably ever since Kyle Walker left for Man City.

Spurs replaced Walker with their understudy Kieran Trippier, before selling him last summer and replacing him with yet another man already at the club, Serge Aurier.

However, a report has now revealed that Spurs may enter a race to sign an actual new first-team right-back in the summer, and they won’t have to look very far.

The Sun state that Jose Mourinho may have been watching young Dayot Upamecano when he scouted an RB Leipzig game last week ahead of their Champions League clash with Spurs.

Leipzig and Tottenham go head to head in the first knockout round of the tournament this year, as Spurs look to build on their final-reaching campaign last time out.

Upamecano is said to have just 18-months left on his contract and a £50m release clause, with Arsenal also interested in the Frenchman.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Right-back is certainly the position I want to see Tottenham splash the cash in this summer. You only have to look at Trent Alexander-Arnold to see what a top-class right-back can give your side.

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