Report: Spurs monitoring 23-year-old defender ahead of January transfer window

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Daniel Levy

If recent reports are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspur could be in the market for a central defender when the transfer window reopens in January.

90 min.com reported earlier in the week that Mourinho is unconvinced by Davinson Sanchez, who has fallen down the pecking order of late. The Spurs boss has apparently urged the club to sign a left-footed centre-back next month.

However, Alasdair Gold pointed out on his Youtube Channel last month that Spurs already have issues fulfilling their homegrown quota for the Europa League, with Paulo Gazzaniga, Joe Rodon (who does not qualify as homegrown in European competitions) and Gedson Fernades being left out of the squad for the group stages.

He hinted that a move for another foreign player would not make sense for the club unless several players are to be sold.

However, if a report from Sky Sports is to be believed, it looks as though Tottenham may have identified a homegrown centre-back who could fit the bill.

The report reveals that Tottenham are monitoring Brighton defender Ben White, who has made a terrific start to the season for the Seagulls.

White’s reputation blossomed owing to his performances at Leeds United last season as he played a key part in their promotion to the top flight.

The 23-year-old, who is comfortable playing at left centre-back, has formed an impressive partnership alongside Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster for Graham Potter’s side this season.

However, the report adds that Tottenham are likely to face plenty of competition for White, with Chelsea and Manchester United also said to be keeping a keen eye on him.

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