Report: Spurs open ‘preliminary talks’ to sign PL centre-back 

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Football Insider have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have opened preliminary talks over potentially signing Conor Coady from Wolves. 

Spurs are reportedly keen on signing multiple centre-backs this summer, with Toby Alderweireld having departed and Davinson Sanchez also expected to follow the Belgian out of the door.

The North Londoners have been heavily linked with the likes of Atalanta’s Cristian Romero, Bolonga’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic over recent weeks.

Coady’s name was also rumoured to be on Tottenham’s wishlist back in June but some sources claimed last week that Wolves had no intention of selling the England international this summer. 

However, if Football Insider’s latest update is to be believed, Spurs have not yet given up hope of snapping up the 28-year-old.

The report reveals that Nuno Espirito Santo discussed Coady as a potential signing before joining Tottenham and is now pushing hard for the North Londoners to sign the Wolves captain.

It is asserted that the Portuguese coach regarded Coady as his ‘lieutenant’ at Molineux and wants him to take up a similar leadership role at Spurs.

Spurs Web Opinion 

If Spurs did move for Coady, that would unquestionably be a sign that Nuno wants to employ a back three next season.

While I do not think Coady is reliable enough to play in a back four, he is arguably up there with the best sweepers in the Premier League when is playing in a back three due to his excellent reading of the game and his passing range.

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  1. Wolves will not do any Business with Spurs unless you pay thru the Nose. £160m for Kane.

    Means Spurs are cash-heavy and Like Doherty, Players reports of the bearded Grumpy one.

    Plus Coady’s Kids would kill him, Wolves Fans thru n Thru.

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