The Daily Mail have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are one of the clubs interested in Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar, who impressed for Australia at the World Cup.
After breaking into Stoke City’s starting eleven at the start of the 2020-21 season, Souttar went on to have a brilliant 18 months, proving to be a rock at the back for the Championship side.
Stoke Sentinel reported in the summer of 2021 that the defender’s performances had caught the attention of Spurs, who were allegedly continuing to monitor his progress.
Football Insider claimed ahead of this year’s January transfer window that the North London club could intensify their pursuit of the 24-year-old, with Stoke ‘braced’ for offers.
However, Souttar picked up an ACL injury just over 12 months ago, which has kept him out of action for almost a full year.
The centre-back only returned to action just ahead of the World Cup but he showed no signs of rustiness in Qatar, with his dominant displays at the back helping Australia qualify for the knockout stages.
The Mail now reports that Spurs and Everton were both keen on Souttar ahead of his ACL injury and both clubs will now be ‘on alert’ about the defender on the back of his showing at the World Cup.
Spurs Web Opinion
Even though Souttar was on Tottenham’s radar prior to his injury, I do not think the North London club will consider an offer for the 24-year-old in January. They would likely want to wait and see if he remains fit until the end of the season and to gauge his performances before considering a move for him next summer.
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