Report: Spurs scouts went to watch player in France and he got sent off

The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur went to France last Friday to run the rule over Lyon centre-back Castello Lukeba.

Irrespective of who takes over as Tottenham’s next head coach, it is clear that the club need significant reinforcements at the back, with the Lilywhites having conceded 57 goals in the league this season, which is more than any other side in the top 12.

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It has now emerged that Spurs have started looking for additions at centre-back and that the quest took them to France last week.

It was journalist Santi Aouna who first reported a few days ago that scouts from Tottenham were in attendance at La Meinau as Lyon came from a goal down to beat Strasbourg 2-1 but the journalist did not specify which player the Lilywhites were watching.

That information has now been provided by The Mail, who claim that Spurs were keeping an eye on Lyon’s left-sided central defender, Lukeba.

The 20-year-old had a bittersweet evening as he scored the equaliser on 32 minutes but was later shown a straight red card in stoppage time.

The Mail add that Tottenham are still to be fully convinced by the France Under-21 international.

Spurs Web Opinion 

While it is all well and good to be keeping an eye on up-and-coming young defenders like Lukeba, Spurs need experienced centre-backs who can slot straight into the team and improve the starting eleven. That has got to be one of the club’s priorities this summer.

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